Use the formal adjective, sagacious, to describe someone who is wise and insightful like an advisor to the president or a Supreme Court justice.
- Pronunciation: / sə'ɡeʃəs/
- English Description: having or prompted by wisdom or discernment
- Chinese Translation: 睿智的(rui4 zhi4 de)
- Spanish Translation: sagaz
- STORY: Someone like an inspirational leader or an expert in a field who seeks knowledge and has foresight can be described as sagacious. If you comment on something at a deeper level, you are making a sagacious observation. The word is a descendent of Latin sagus "prophetic" and is related to the Old English word seek. Synonyms include discerning, insightfuland another formal word perspicacious.
- Students may benefit more from a sagacious senior than they do from many a thirsty, young tenure-track careerist.
- Instead, it demonstrates how a sagacious musician could create his own style through the syntax of others.
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