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Below you will find the definition of sagacity, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
EXAMPLES - Sagacity in a Sentence
- Is it where everyone fluffs you for your sagacity? (source)
- Ms. Palin, you make a lack of sagacity look like a virture. (source)
- The laws of karma often work with surprising swiftness and sagacity. (source)
- We celebrate the fortysomethings, but forget the sagacity of older generations (source)
- They had the sagacity to pursue a surprising finding or an incidental happenstance. (source)
- I would consult your young sagacity which is accredited to us by the most loyal Dona Rita. " (source)
- It wouldn't be right to say that my relationship with George has revealed to me the "sagacity" of animals. (source)
- Carthaginians called sagacity, and the Romans treachery and cunning, determined not to see these messengers. (source)
- The Three Princes of Serendip, whose heroes were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of ... (source)
- In general it is the best-known animal, or the one credited with the greatest sagacity, that is regarded as creator. [ (source)
- If the end of slavery were to come, it would have to come from Lincoln's own long-held convictions and political sagacity. (source)
- In the end, we will have to depend on the sagacity and integrity of financial regulators, no matter how many rules Congress legislates. (source)
- Doctor John Dee, just past thirty years of age, is the younger, although he manages nonetheless to convey an impression of great sagacity. (source)
- I have here certain letters from Paris on which I would consult your young sagacity which is accredited to us by the most loyal Doa Rita. '' (source)
- Wisdom is an endangered natural resource today in our Over-Information Age, where knowledge is rising and genuine sagacity increasingly rare. (source)
- His banks called to propose investments and he listened to them quietly, weighed their proposals and with uncanny sagacity accepted or declined. (source)
- I had sagacity enough to discover, that the unnatural hideousness of my person was the chief object of horror with those who had formerly beheld me. (source)
- This does not reflect well either on the sagacity of the officials at St. Joseph's University or on the quality of what passes for bright minds in Philadelphia. (source)
- There are few better guides for a young man than this book of homely sagacity, which is wisdom about the world without being tainted by the bad sort of worldly wisdom. (source)
- In the hopes of coming to an answer, Tommy, one of the boys in the class, decides to assemble testimonies from schoolmates who have experienced Origami Yoda's mysterious sagacity. (source)
- I found that my understanding improved so much with every day's experience, that I was unwilling to commence this undertaking until a few more months should have added to my sagacity. (source)
- Is it not singular that these animals, not usually wanting in sagacity or courage, should when threatened by fire so quietly submit to their fate without making a single effort to escape? (source)
- Not that good sense alone will be sufficient j for that conbiderable part of it, emending a comipt text, there must be a certain sagacity, which is siO dis - tinguishing a quality in Dr. Bentley. (source)
- If he ends the year in those conditions, his rank and file Democrats will have regained some confidence in his political sagacity -- and he can spend 2011-2012 trying to move the country to the left again. (source)
- To those employees at hugely successful companies like Google who managed to get to fuck-you money while holding down relatively junior jobs, I salute your sagacity at picking the right corporate wave to ride. (source)
- "Framing the West," the retrospective of O'Sullivan's survey photographs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, keeps faith with the undemonstrative sagacity found in his influential body of work. (source)
- Aided by that sagacity which is so conspicuous in Irishmen, when a vindictive or hostile feeling is excited among them, they depicted Flanagan's character with an accuracy and truth astonishingly correct and intuitive. (source)
- Jazz critic Howard Mandel called Mr. Jones "a man of experience who embodies the wit, warmth, elegance, swing, sagacity, ongoing productivity and open-minded creativity we hope for from all artists and too rarely find." (source)
- "Framing the West," the retrospective of Timothy O'Sullivan's survey photographs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., keeps faith with the undemonstrative sagacity found in his influential body of work. (source)
- 'Is it my defect of spiritual experience, that while that weight of sagacity, which is the iron to the dart of genius, is needful to satisfy me, the undertone of another and a deeper knowledge does not please, does not command me? (source)
- The author of Genesis wrote in a popular style things which without instruction, all ordinary persons, endued with common sense, are able to understand; but astronomers investigate with great labor whatever the sagacity of the human mind can comprehend. (source)
- Pinchot's funny accent work is quite unexpectedly perfect for the Dupin stories, featuring as they do the semi-hysterical Prefect of the Paris police, "G____," who is wont to burst into peals of lunatic laughter whenever Dupin calls his sagacity into question. (source)
- Edison, Tesla, and Roebling in their various ways have shown its magical quality; and more than one man of fortune owes his success more to his imagination than to that practical sagacity which is commonly supposed to be the conjurer which turns all baser metals into gold. (source)
- Knowing from the very first that there was some mystery connected with the count's life, I had studied him with a child's patient sagacity -- a sagacity which is all the more dangerous, as it is unsuspected -- and I had come to the conclusion that a constant dread rendered his life a burden. (source)
- One might also argue that perhaps we have entered another such epoch, an epoch in which tolerance is a four-letter word, an epoch defined by self-indulgence over sagacity, an epoch when the very hope that ruled stump speeches and upended the status quo has wound up stumping the voices of a new generation. (source)
- It encouraged the middle classes to form optimistic conclusions about animal intelligence; it gave rise to innumerable anecdotes about animal sagacity; it stimulated the notion that animals could have character and individual personality; and it created the psychological foundation for the view that some animals at least were entitled to moral consideration. (source)
- If there exist amongst the Federal party the sagacity which is at this moment attributed to them, and which leads them to see that a combination of circumstances which are sufficiently obvious, but which it is not necessary to wound Northern susceptibilities by specifying, have arisen, which gives fair opportunity for putting a stop to the effusion of kindred blood, we trust it may not be exercised in vain. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 40.0, which suggests that "sagacity" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 26 synonyms for sagacity.
acumen, astuteness, brains, clear thinking, common sense, comprehension, discernment, discrimination, enlightenment, experience, foresight, good judgment, insight, intelligence, judgment, knowledge, levelheadedness, perceptiveness, perspicacity, practicality, prudence, sageness, sapience, sense, shrewdness, understanding
We have 7 antonyms for sagacity.
ignorance, inability, ineptness, misinterpretation, mistake, misunderstanding, stupidity
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of sagacity from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The quality of being discerning, sound in judgment, and farsighted; wisdom.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The quality of being sage, wise, or able to make good decisions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment or penetration with soundness of judgment; shrewdness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The state or character of being sagacious, in any sense; sagaciousness.
- (noun) Synonyms Perspicacity, etc. (see judgment), insight, motherwit. See astute and discernment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
- (noun) the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating