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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Sagacity \Sa*gac"i*ty\, n. [L. sagacitas. See Sagacious.]
The quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of
sense perceptions; keenness of discernment or penetration
with soundness of judgment; shrewdness.
Some [brutes] show that nice sagacity of smell.
Natural sagacity improved by generous education. --V.
Syn: Penetration; shrewdness; judiciousness.
Usage: Sagacity, Penetration. Penetration enables us to
enter into the depths of an abstruse subject, to
detect motives, plans, etc. Sagacity adds to
penetration a keen, practical judgment, which enables
one to guard against the designs of others, and to
turn everything to the best possible advantage.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the mental ability to understand and discriminate between
relations [syn: sagacity, sagaciousness, judgment,
2: the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and
evaluating [syn: judiciousness, sagacity,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "sagacity":
acuity, acumen, acuteness, anticipation, apperception, astuteness,
background, blaseness, cogency, comprehension, contemplation,
discernment, discretion, envisagement, envisionment, experience,
farseeingness, farsightedness, forecast, foreglance, foregleam,
foreglimpse, forehandedness, foreseeing, foresight,
foresightedness, grasp, incisiveness, insight, judiciousness,
longheadedness, longsightedness, looking ahead, past experience,
penetration, perception, perceptiveness, percipience,
perspicaciousness, perspicacity, perspicuity, perspicuousness,
practical knowledge, practice, prediction, preparation,
prepublication, preview, prevision, prospect, prospection,
providence, provision, prudence, readiness, sagaciousness,
sageness, sapience, seasoning, sensibility, sensitivity,
sophistication, tempering, trenchancy, understanding, wisdom,
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