Sagacious 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. [1913 Webster]

Sagacious of his quarry from so far. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Instinct . . . makes them, many times, sagacious above our apprehension. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

Only sagacious heads light on these observations, and reduce them into general propositions. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

Syn: See {Shrewd}. [1913 Webster] -- {Sa*ga"cious*ly}, adv. -- {Sa*ga"cious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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