Definitions for: Sagacity

[n] the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
[n] ability to make good judgments

Webster (1913) Definition: Sa*gac"i*ty, n. [L. sagacitas. See Sagacious.]
The quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of
sense perceptions; keenness of discernment or penetration
with soundness of judgment; shrewdness.

Some [brutes] show that nice sagacity of smell.

Natural sagacity improved by generous education. --V.

Syn: Penetration; shrewdness; judiciousness.

Usage: Sagacity, Penetration. Penetration enables us to
enter into the depths of an abstruse subject, to
detect motives, plans, etc. Sagacity adds to
penetration a keen, practical judgment, which enables
one to guard against the designs of others, and to
turn everything to the best possible advantage.

Synonyms: discernment, judgement, judgment, judiciousness, sagaciousness, sagaciousness

See Also: circumspection, common sense, discreetness, discretion, eye, good sense, gumption, horse sense, indiscreetness, injudiciousness, judiciousness, mother wit, prudence, sapience, sense, wisdom, wisdom, wiseness

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