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having or showing deep understanding and intelligent application of knowledge
  • a sage suggestion that anyone should think long and hard before deciding to marry

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Synonyms & Antonyms of sage (Entry 2 of 2)

a person of deep wisdom or learning
  • the young prince made a pilgrimage to the sage, hoping to learn the meaning of life

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wise, sage, sapient, judicious, prudent, sensible, sane mean having or showing sound judgment. wise suggests great understanding of people and of situations and unusual discernment and judgment in dealing with them. wise beyond his tender years sage suggests wide experience, great learning, and wisdom. the sage advice of my father sapient suggests great sagacity and discernment. the sapient musings of an old philosopher judicious stresses a capacity for reaching wise decisions or just conclusions. judicious parents using kindness and discipline in equal measure prudent suggests the exercise of restraint guided by sound practical wisdom and discretion. a prudent decision to wait out the storm sensible applies to action guided and restrained by good sense and rationality. a sensible woman who was not fooled by flattery sane stresses mental soundness, rationality, and levelheadedness. remained sane even in times of crises

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The first known use of sage was in the 14th century

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“Sage.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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