Wednesday, May 27, 2009

sagacious: Dictionary.com Word of the Day

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Word of the Day for Wednesday, May 27, 2009

sagacious \suh-GAY-shus\, adjective:

Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness.

Example Quotes:

Edward's uncle, a sagacious scholar equally at home with Celtic myth and Eastern wisdom, declines his nephew's request to tell the story of Hamlet (it would come too close to home).
-- John Gross, New York Times, December 3, 1984
Others worked up sagacious-sounding comments about the French author that would serve until they could read some of his books themselves, or until the current interest fades.
-- Maureen Dowd, "Nobel Panel's Pick Keeps Cognoscenti Guessing", New York Times, October 18, 1985

Example Sentences:

The reminder to save for a rainy day would prove to be sagacious advice.
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Sagacious derives from Latin sagax, "keen; shrewd; clever."

Dictionary.com Entry and Pronunciation for sagacious


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