A Word A Day : Sagacious
Word of 11th July 2007: A Word A Day-Sagacious
Sagacious( Adjective )Sagacious
(suh GAY shus) : discerning, shrewd, keen in judgment, wise
Edgar's decision to move the chickens into the barn turned out to be sagacious
. About an hour later, the hailstorm hit.
The announcer’s sagacious
commentary made the baseball game seem vastly more interesting than we had expected it to be.
To be sagacious
is to have sagacity
. A similar word is sage
which means wise. Possessing wisdom derived from experience or learning.
When we were contemplating starting our own popcorn business, we received some sage
advice from a man who had lost all his money selling candied apples.
The professor's critique which consisted of just a few sage
comments sent me back to my room feeling pretty stupid. Sage
can also be a noun.
A wise person, especially a wise old person, is often called a sage
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