1. [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.
Where the sapient king
Held dalliance with his fair Egyptian spouse. --Milton.
Syn: Sage; sagacious; knowing; wise; discerning.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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