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sagacity


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sagacity  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sagacity 
  n  1:  ability  to  make  good  judgments  [syn:  {sagaciousness},  {judgment}, 
  {judgement},  {discernment}] 
  2:  the  mental  ability  to  form  an  opinion  by  distinguishing  and 
  evaluating  [syn:  {judiciousness},  {sagaciousness}] 




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