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Below you will find the definition of sagacious, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - skillful in statecraft or management
EXAMPLES - Sagacious in a Sentence
- Heh. sagacious wrote on October 23, 2007 10: 30 AM: (source)
- Your village could also do with a sagacious Miss Marple. (source)
- * Sigh* Sue was right .... 'sagacious' is an actual word. (source)
- War will always be the spoiler in sagacious argumentation. (source)
- All the more perhaps for that, she was born sagacious, which is (source)
- Mark, I'm studying that sagacious article and plan to write later. (source)
- I will from this point forward take this sagacious gentleman's advice. (source)
- Luckily, Mr. Greer had Mei as his Chinese interpreter and sagacious partner. (source)
- I'll admit she is a sagacious and compelling person, perhaps wise beyond words. (source)
- At least it could hardly be called sagacious generalship on the part of the stadholder. (source)
- OMG, sagacious, if they BOTH triangulate ... that leaves us with a Star of David, doesn't it? (source)
- In the first chapters, we have been impressed by all the exceedingly sagacious rules in the Bible. (source)
- It wasn't about a special partnership with One Day's Wages, or joining his circle of sagacious advisors. (source)
- But time spent with this sagacious woman, so unembittered by poverty and rejection, was evidently prized. (source)
- In the timeless and sagacious words of Benjamin Disraeli, "[w] ar is never a solution; it is an aggravation." (source)
- Most noteworthy about the piece, however, was the sagacious Rupert Murdoch quote, "Good programming is expensive." (source)
- For example, if you have these two different words with a similar meaning to describe a man "sagacious" and "wise". (source)
- Surrounded during the holidays by tasty snack buffets of parties and bowl games, I arrived at my own recipe for sagacious living. (source)
- It's now quite clear that I was the individual who had lost it whilst Ms. Phillips had remained as prescient and sagacious as ever. (source)
- All the more perhaps for that, she was born sagacious, which is a less pleasing, but, in a bitter pinch, a more really useful, quality. (source)
- But for those of us who know Mexico well, it is an astonishing turn, deserving neither of pity nor sagacious snickering, but of respect. (source)
- The most delightful performer is perhaps Nelson, whose baseball-cap-sporting Mister careens from streetwise scrappiness to sagacious calm. (source)
- He performed for his own locomotion studies, dressed only in underpants despite his sagacious white beard: imagine Moses exercising at the gym. (source)
- Hamilton Smith has observed, a kind of sagacious, or serious, solemn dignity about him, admirably calculated to impress the marauder with dread and awe. (source)
- Prescient and sagacious, Adams takes these Vicissitudes of Circumstance, this bird crap, and recycles it into mulch against the forces beyond our control. (source)
- Now, he issues his follow-up, "Super Rich," a slim, succinct and sagacious volume about the true meaning of wealth spoiler alert: It ain't about the money. (source)
- Beck and Palin are like an all purpose high school gang: the quirkily sagacious Honor Society geek and the homecoming queen who claims the ROTC kids as backup. (source)
- Oruka believed that professional African philosophers could interact with their sagacious counterparts, provided there was sufficient room for each to flourish separately. (source)
- Forty years after Benjamin worked in Palmer's printing-office, he visited England in the service of his country, widely known as a sagacious statesman and profound philosopher. (source)
- Together, Hilliard and Rathman produce a sagacious survey of the tradition of hero-worship, and foster insightful tension between conventional and unorthodox imagery of virility. (source)
- In "Great and Desperate Cures," experimental psychologist and sagacious scientist Elliot S. Valenstein describes the craze for frontal lobotomy that sprang up in the mid-20th century. (source)
- The Post has once again proved that the words the Doobie Brothers, those sagacious philosophers of the seventies, still ring true in our nation's capital: What once were vices are now just habits. (source)
- He combined accordingly, through his whole life, the powers of an accurate observer, and of a sagacious theorist, and was as cautious and patient in the former character, as he was bold and rapid in the latter. (source)
- They that are ignorant of Algebra cannot imagine the wonders in this kind are to be done by it: and what further improvements and helps advantageous to other parts of knowledge the sagacious mind of man may yet find out, it is not easy to determine. (source)
- And _All elephants are sagacious_ does not limit sagacity to elephants: regarding 'sagacious' as possibly denoting many animals of many species that exhibit the quality, this proposition is equivalent to '_All elephants are_ some _sagacious animals_.' (source)
- I call this mafiaphilia, a very American syndrome characterized by the irrational belief that our outlaws are sagacious, all-controlling wizards who beat the system, kill presidents, and smirk all the way to the bank as they enjoy their freedom into old age. (source)
- Against this backdrop, the seething discontent within the Indian military and the para-military ad the ex-servicemen fraternity over their legitimate grievances being ignored by the UPA government is cause for deep concern and warrants sagacious political handling. (source)
- Certain it is that the maid's speech communicated a suspicion to the mind of Amelia which the behaviour of the serjeant did not tend to remove: what that is, the sagacious readers may likewise probably suggest to themselves; if not, they must wait our time for disclosing it. (source)
- Wise business management, and more particularly what is spoken of as safe and sane business management, therefore, reduces itself in the main to a sagacious use of sabotage; that is to say a sagacious limitation of productive processes to something less than the productive capacity of the means in hand. (source)
- (as it is the fashion to call the sagacious straitness) of the abler men who knew how to root the English stock firmly in this new soil on either side of him, his little plantation could never have existed, and he himself would have been remembered only, if at all, as one of the jarring atoms in a chaos of otherwise-mindedness. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 50.0, which suggests that "sagacious" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 35 synonyms for sagacious.
acute, apt, astucious, astute, cagey, canny, clear-sighted, clever, cool, discerning, discriminating, far-sighted, foxy, gnostic, heady, hip, insightful, intelligent, keen, knowing, knowledgeable, perceptive, perspicacious, prudent, rational, sage, sapient, savvy, sensible, sharp, shrewd, smooth, sophic, wise, witty
We have 4 antonyms for sagacious.
careless, foolish, ignorant, stupid
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of sagacious from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness. See Synonyms at shrewd.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Of quick sense perceptions; keen-scented; skilled in following a trail.
- (adjective) Hence, of quick intellectual perceptions; of keen penetration and judgment; discerning and judicious; knowing; far-sighted; shrewd; sage; wise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Keenly perceptive; discerning, as by some exceptionally developed or extraordinary natural power; especially, keen of scent: with of.
- (None) Exhibiting or marked by keen intellectual discernment, especially of human motives and actions; having or proceeding from penetration into practical affairs in general; having keen practical sense; acute in discernment or penetration; discerning and judicious; shrewd: as, a sagacious mind.
- (None) Intelligent; endowed with sagacity.
- (None) Synonyms and Sage, Knowing, etc. (see astute); perspicacious, clear-sighted, long-headed, sharp-witted, intelligent, well-judged, sensible.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) skillful in statecraft or management
- (adjective) acutely insightful and wise