An example of sagacious is someone checking the oil in their car before a long road trip.
- having or showing keen perception or discernment and sound judgment, foresight, etc.
- Obs. having a keen sense of smell
Origin of sagaciousfrom Classical Latin sagax (gen. sagacis), wise, foreseeing; akin to sagire, to perceive acutely: see sake
Origin of sagaciousFrom Latin sagāx sagāc- of keen perception ; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more sagacious, superlative most sagacious)
Coined between 1600 and 1610 from sagacity +"Ž -ous