1. having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd

2. intelligent and has the ability to make good decisions

Someone like an inspirational leader or an expert in a field who seeks knowledge and has foresight can be described as sagacious.

Vocabulary Dictionary

Part of Speech (POS)


FYI – Why is it important to know what part of speech a word serves in a sentence?


Understanding the different parts of speech is important in understanding how words can and should be joined together to make grammatically correct and readable sentences. An understanding of the parts of speech is also important for knowing how to punctuate sentences correctly.

Below are a few examples of how to use the word sagacious correctly in a sentence:

• In addition to her stellar reputation, Maxine is a sagacious, hard-working woman. (Complex Sentence)

• Maxine sagaciously answered all the news reporter’s questions, and she provided them with informative fact-checked responses. (Compound Sentence).

• Because Maxine’s colleagues are all minorities from various backgrounds, during staff meetings, they bring sagacious perspectives on ways to improve product sales, and their advice has proved invaluable. (Compound-Complex Sentence)

• “Maxine’s sagaciousness should be applauded and rewarded,” said Maxwell. (Simple Sentence)

Other words forms of sagacious

sagaciously = adverb

sagaciousness = noun

Here are a few synonyms for the word sagacious. Remember, a synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase.

• discerning

• shrewd

• perspicacious

• astute

• perceptive


1. On a fresh sheet of paper, write 3 complex sentences using the word sagacious.

• A complex sentence is a sentence that contains one independent and at least one dependent clause.

• An independent clause is a complete thought that can stand alone as a sentence. A dependent clause is not a complete thought. It is a sentence that depends on the independent clause.

2. On that same sheet of paper, write 2 compound sentences using the word sagacious.

• A compound sentence is a sentence containing two (or more) independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction or semicolon.

3. On that same sheet of paper, write 2 simple sentences using both the adverb and noun word forms for the word sagacious.

4. After you have completed this assignment, please type your written sentences in the Leave a Reply/Leave a Comment section below (keep scrolling down).

5. Please review The 4 Types of Sentences workshop in our Basic Rules of Grammar category.

A member of our teaching staff will provide helpful feedback for the sentences you provide in the comment section below. If you have any questions related to this workshop, please feel free to post them below.

Writing Tip: Use the word during a conversation today. The more you familiarize yourself with this word, by consistently incorporating it in your vocabulary and writing, the easier it will be to remember the word. Figuratively speaking, you’ll own the word.

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