from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality of being discerning, sound in judgment, and farsighted; wisdom.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality of being sage, wise, or able to make good decisions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment or penetration with soundness of judgment; shrewdness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being sagacious, in any sense; sagaciousness.
- n. Synonyms Perspicacity, etc. (see judgment), insight, motherwit. See astute and discernment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
- n. the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
French sagacité, from Old French sagacite, from Latin sagācitās, quickness of perception, from sagāx, sagāc-, of keen perception; see sagacious.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French sagacité, from Latin sagacitas ("sagaciousness"), from sagax ("of quick perception, acute, sagacious"), from sagire ("to perceive by the senses"). (Wiktionary)