Sagacious

Definition of Sagacious

Sa`ga´cious
a.1.Of quick sense perceptions; keen-scented; skilled in following a trail.
Sagacious of his quarry from so far.
- Milton.
2.Hence, of quick intellectual perceptions; of keen penetration and judgment; discerning and judicious; knowing; far-sighted; shrewd; sage; wise; as, a sagacious man; a sagacious remark.
Instinct . . . makes them, many times, sagacious above our apprehension.
- Dr. H. More.
Only sagacious heads light on these observations, and reduce them into general propositions.
- Locke.

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