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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  Sagacious  of  his  quarry  from  so  far  --Milton. 
  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. 
  Instinct  .  .  .  makes  them  many  times,  sagacious 
  above  our  apprehension.  --Dr.  H.  More 
  Only  sagacious  heads  light  on  these  observations, 
  and  reduce  them  into  general  propositions.  --Locke. 
  Syn:  See  {Shrewd}.  --  {Sa*ga"cious*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Sa*ga"cious*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  acutely  insightful  and  wise;  "much  too  perspicacious  to  be 
  taken  in  by  such  a  spurious  argument";  "observant  and 
  thoughtful,  he  was  given  to  asking  sagacious 
  questions";  "a  source  of  valuable  insights  and  sapient 
  advice  to  educators"  [syn:  {perspicacious},  {sapient}] 
  2:  skillful  in  statecraft  or  management;  "an  astute  and 
  sagacious  statesman" 

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