adjective sa·pi·ent \ˈsā-pē-ənt, ˈsa-\

Definition of SAPIENT

:  possessing or expressing great sagacity
sa·pi·ent·ly adverb

Examples of SAPIENT

  1. <an uncle who is always good for valuable insights and some sapient advice>

Origin of SAPIENT

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin sapient-, sapiens, from present participle of sapere to taste, be wise — more at sage
First Known Use: 15th century


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