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sagacious | sagacity

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Meaning
showing keen judgment
  • How to Memorize
    • sagacious - wise
  • Analysis

    The word ‘sagacious’ was originally used to express keen sensory perception (particularly sight, taste, and smell), but has since been adapted to refer to displaying wisdom, shrewdness, or good judgement. A sagacious person is particularly good at making practical decisions. The term is very formal and tends to be encountered more in writing than in conversation.

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  • Example(s)
    1. I trust Fiona to find the right candidate for the job. She’s a sagacious judge of character.

    2. John is an author of surprising sagacity considering his relatively young age.

    3. Lisa will be a good leader. I believe that we can rely on her sagaciousness and problem-solving abilities.



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