[ UK /sæɡˈe‍ɪʃəs/ ]
  1. acutely insightful and wise
    a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators
    observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions
    much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument
  2. skillful in statecraft or management
    an astute and sagacious statesman
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How To Use sagacious In A Sentence

  • 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. Erema — My Father's Sin
  • Enter the ethics expert, who sagaciously counseled the company executive to put a halt to the practice of entertaining clients at strip joints.
  • 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. An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation
  • His extreme youth, too, prepossessed the councillors in his favour, the rather that no one could easily believe that the sagacious Louis would have chosen so very young a person to become the confidant of political intrigues; and thus the King enjoyed, in this, as in other cases, considerable advantage from his singular choice of agents, both as to age and rank, where such election seemed least likely to be made. Quentin Durward
  • And this time Boerab had found a magnificent cock pheasant quivering beside the slingstone, and Urkut had sagaciously denied any miraculous powers while putting his slingstone away. The Magic May Return
  • The sagacious Hugh Hewitt explains the importance of the election.
  • Another was picked up by one of the Adelaide travelers, who very sagaciously threw it away [typical], but thinks he can find it again. Archive 2009-03-01
  • Lucretius is constantly urging his readers to follow their “sagacious” wits to the truth, like dogs hunting down quarry through the underbrush. The Nose Knows : A.E. Stallings : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation
  • They have none of the sagaciousness of the low-born Italian, none of the wit and penetration of the French _ouvriere_. The Woman Who Toils Being the Experiences of Two Gentlewomen as Factory Girls
  • Stanley Kubrick's sagacious adaptation of Anthony Burgess' controversial novel assaults the screen with snakes, Ludwig van, and more than a bit of the old ultra-violence.
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