Part of speech:
(Adjectives are describing words, like “large” or “late.”
They can be used in two ways:
1. Right before a noun, as in “a sagacious author.”
2. After a linking verb, as in "The author was sagacious.”)
Meaning: Something or someone sagacious is very smart in a sharp, practical way. Sagacious people notice everything and think quickly.
How to use it:
Talk about a sagacious person, such as a sagacious judge or a sagacious martial arts master. You can make a sagacious comment, ask a sagacious question that pierces the heart of the matter, adopt a sagacious habit of waiting patiently and withholding judgment, and so on. Someone can have a sagacious demeanor, presence, or reputation; a sagacious mind, a sagacious wit, a sagacious sense of timing, etc.
I like reading the Dear Abby column for her sagacious observations, especially the ones that start out like, "What you didn't mention in your letter is..."
Reddit offers advice brimming with sagacity,like "Attach the file BEFORE you type the email," but there's also a bunch of kitty pictures.
Look away from the screen to explain the definition in your own words. You’ll know you understand what "sagacious” means when you can explain it without saying “wise” or “practical."
Think of a smart, insightful person you know in real life (or a smart, insightful fictional character,) and fill in the blank: "I (was impressed with/benefited from) (Person's) sagacity when (he/she) point out that _____."
Example: "I benefited from Mom's sagacity when she pointed out that worrying accomplishes nothing but the wasting of time."
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A Point Well Made:
Kim Collins: "Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection."
1. The opposite of SAGACIOUS is
2. I really had to question the sagacity of the policy that _____.
A. punished late students by not allowing them to attend class at all
B. rewarded punctual students with coupons for free pizza
C. reminded all students of the correlation between attendance and achievement
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