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[n] the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
[n] ability to make good judgments


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\Sa*gac"i*ty\, n. [L. sagacitas. See {Sagacious}.] The quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment or penetration with soundness of judgment; shrewdness. Some [brutes] show that nice sagacity of smell. --Cowper. Natural sagacity improved by generous education. --V. Knox. Syn: Penetration; shrewdness; judiciousness. Usage: {Sagacity}, {Penetration}. Penetration enables us to enter into the depths of an abstruse subject, to detect motives, plans, etc. Sagacity adds to penetration a keen, practical judgment, which enables one to guard against the designs of others, and to turn everything to the best possible advantage.

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