sagacious

[ suh-gey-shuhs ]
/ səˈgeɪ ʃəs /

adjective

having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd: a sagacious lawyer.
Obsolete. keen of scent.

Nearby words

  1. sag bag,
  2. sag harbor,
  3. sag rod,
  4. sag wagon,
  5. saga,
  6. sagaciously,
  7. sagacity,
  8. sagami sea,
  9. sagamihara,
  10. sagamore

Origin of sagacious

First recorded in 1600–10; sagaci(ty) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for sagacious

sagacious

/ (səˈɡeɪʃəs) /

adjective

having or showing sagacity; wise
obsolete (of hounds) having an acute sense of smell
Derived Formssagaciously, adverbsagaciousness, noun

Word Origin for sagacious

C17: from Latin sagāx, from sāgīre to be astute

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