sagacity

noun

sa·​gac·​i·​ty sə-ˈga-sə-tē How to pronounce sagacity (audio)
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: the quality of being sagacious

Example Sentences

a novelist of surprising sagacity considering his youthfulness
Recent Examples on the Web Their life experiences hold within them more knowledge and enlightenment, more discernment and sagacity than can be found anywhere else. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 Jan. 2023 For those eager to place real-life bets, diligent research and the stock market may offer validation of sagacity. Steven Phillips, STAT, 6 Sep. 2022 But that scholar would also have acknowledged their courage, intellectual rigor, sagacity and political skill. Barton Swaim, WSJ, 24 May 2022 In an age when women were pawns in geopolitical alliances, Eleanor was recognized for her authority, diplomacy and political sagacity — a legend in ballads even in her own time. Washington Post, 26 Nov. 2021 Even as McConnell’s power base is crumbling, the majority leader’s reputation for political sagacity seems impervious to reality. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 Even as McConnell’s power base is crumbling, the majority leader’s reputation for political sagacity seems impervious to reality. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 Even as McConnell’s power base is crumbling, the majority leader’s reputation for political sagacity seems impervious to reality. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 Even as McConnell’s power base is crumbling, the majority leader’s reputation for political sagacity seems impervious to reality. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sagacity was in the 15th century

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“Sagacity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sagacity. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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