sagacity[sə gas′ə tē]
- Sagacity is the quality of being wise or having good judgment.
An example of sagacity is when a person refuses to get in the car with someone who has been drinking.
the quality or an instance of being sagacious; penetrating intelligence and sound judgment
Origin of sagacityFrench sagacité ; from Classical Latin sagacitas
The quality of being discerning, sound in judgment, and farsighted; wisdom.
Origin of sagacityFrench sagacité, from Old French sagacite, from Latin sagācitās, quickness of perception, from sagāx, sagāc-, of keen perception; see sagacious.
(usually uncountable, plural sagacities)