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[adj] skillful in statecraft or management; "an astute and sagacious statesman"
[adj] acutely insightful and wise; "much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument"; "observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions"; "a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators"


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\Sa*ga"cious\, a. [L. sagax, sagacis, akin to sagire to perceive quickly or keenly, and probably to E. seek. See {Seek}, and cf. {Presage}.]
1. Of quick sense perceptions; keen-scented; skilled in following a trail. Sagacious of his quarry from so far. --Milton.
2. Hence, of quick intellectual perceptions; of keen penetration and judgment; discerning and judicious; knowing; far-sighted; shrewd; sage; wise; as, a sagacious man; a sagacious remark. Instinct . . . makes them, many times, sagacious above our apprehension. --Dr. H. More. Only sagacious heads light on these observations, and reduce them into general propositions. --Locke. Syn: See {Shrewd}. -- {Sa*ga"cious*ly}, adv. -- {Sa*ga"cious*ness}, n.

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