- having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd: a sagacious lawyer.
- Obsolete. keen of scent.
Origin of sagacious
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Related Words for unsagaciousill-considered, impractical, myopic, stupid, ill-advised, foolish, imprudent, nearsighted, blind, careless, headlong, impolitic, improvident, injudicious, rash, unwary, astigmatic, imperceptive, unsagacious, near-sighted
- having or showing sagacity; wise
- obsolete (of hounds) having an acute sense of smell
Word Origin for sagacious
C17: from Latin sagāx, from sāgīre to be astute
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Word Origin and History for unsagacious
c.1600, from Latin sagacem (nominative sagax) "of quick perception;" see sagacity. Related: Sagaciously.
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