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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. acutely insightful and wise;
- Example: "much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument"
- Example: "observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions"
- Example: "a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators"
[syn: perspicacious, sagacious, sapient]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sapient \Sa"pi*ent\, a. [L. sapiens, -entis, p. pr. of sapere to taste, to have sense, to know. See Sage, a.] Wise; sage; discerning; -- often in irony or contempt. [1913 Webster] Where the sapient king Held dalliance with his fair Egyptian spouse. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: Sage; sagacious; knowing; wise; discerning. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sapient adj 1: acutely insightful and wise; "much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument"; "observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions"; "a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators" [syn: perspicacious, sagacious, sapient]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "sapient": authority, broad-minded, deep, discriminating, doctor, elder, elder statesman, erudite, great soul, guru, illuminate, intellect, intellectual, judicious, knowing, learned, lover of wisdom, mahatma, man of intellect, man of wisdom, mandarin, master, mastermind, mentor, oracle, philosopher, profound, prudent, rabbi, rishi, sage, sane, savant, scholar, scholarly, seer, sensible, starets, thinker, thinking, wise, wise as Solomon, wise man, wise old man