Sagacity meaning

sə-găsĭ-tē
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The quality of being discerning, sound in judgment, and farsighted; wisdom.
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The quality or an instance of being sagacious; penetrating intelligence and sound judgment.
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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.

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The quality of being sage, wise, or able to make good decisions.
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Origin of sagacity

  • French sagacité from Old French sagacite from Latin sagācitās quickness of perception from sagāx sagāc- of keen perception sagacious

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French sagacité, from Latin sagacitas (“sagaciousness"), from sagax (“of quick perception, acute, sagacious"), from sagire (“to perceive by the senses").

    From Wiktionary