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having or showing deep understanding and intelligent application of knowledge
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shrewd, sagacious, perspicacious, astute mean acute in perception and sound in judgment. shrewd stresses practical, hardheaded cleverness and judgment. a shrewd judge of character sagacious suggests wisdom, penetration, and farsightedness. sagacious investors got in on the ground floor perspicacious implies unusual power to see through and understand what is puzzling or hidden. a perspicacious counselor saw through the child's facade astute suggests shrewdness, perspicacity, and diplomatic skill. an astute player of party politics

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The first known use of sagacious was in 1607

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“Sagacious.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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