sagacity

noun
sa·​gac·​i·​ty | \ sə-ˈga-sə-tē How to pronounce sagacity (audio) , si- \

Definition of sagacity

: the quality of being sagacious

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Examples of sagacity in a Sentence

a novelist of surprising sagacity considering his youthfulness
Recent Examples on the Web 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 The sagacity of the editorial review community who are extremely savvy based upon their juxtaposition of product reviews over time can also help. Peter Weedfald, Forbes, 5 May 2021 Still, some may well question her agency, asking if, at 19, Ms. Eilish has the sense or sagacity to weather the possible fallout. New York Times, 4 May 2021 The flip side is that sagacity could help mitigate any loss of range. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Mar. 2021 What mysterious sagacity from 2021’s newest richest man in the world! Michael Taylor, San Antonio Express-News, 24 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of sagacity

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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30 Sep 2021

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“Sagacity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sagacity. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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