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Meaning of SAGACITY

Pronunciation:  su'gasitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
  2. [n]  ability to make good judgments

SAGACITY is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: discernment, judgement, judgment, judiciousness, sagaciousness, sagaciousness
 See Also: circumspection, common sense, discreetness, discretion, eye, good sense, gumption, horse sense, indiscreetness, injudiciousness, judiciousness, mother wit, prudence, sapience, sense, wisdom, wisdom, wiseness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

      Natural sagacity improved by generous education. --V.

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.