Sapient

Sapient

Definition:

1. wise, or attempting to appear wise

2. intelligent; able to think

3. having or showing great wisdom or sound judgment

Use the adjective sapient to describe someone who always gives the smartest advice, like your brilliant, insightful teacher or your wise little brother.

– Vocabulary Dictionary

Part of Speech (POS):

adjective

Why is it important to know a word’s part of speech?

Answer:

Understanding the different parts of speech is important for understanding how words work and how words can and should be joined to make sentences that are grammatically correct.

If a word has multiple meanings then how are people suppose to differentiate what definition is applicable?

Answer:

Context clues are hints found within a sentence, paragraph, or passage that a reader can use to understand the meanings of new or unfamiliar words.

Readers will need to especially pay attention to context clues. Doing so will allow them to be able to decide upon the appropriate definition to fit the context in which the word is being used.

Synonyms for the word sapient:

Remember, a synonym is a word or phrase that has the exact or near exact definition as another word or phrase.

• discerning

• insightful

• perceptive

• prudent

• wise

Other word forms of sapient

sapiently = adverb

Why is knowing various forms of a word important?

Answer:

Knowing the various forms of a word allows the writer to use a word they like in many ways. This allows for creativity and varied sentence structure, which are important to writing well.

Below are forms of sapient used correctly in different sentence types:

• According to Kathy’s husband Kevin, she was the mastermind who helped solve their debt problems by sapiently budgeting their household expenses. (Complex Sentence)

• Kathy’s and Kevin’s sapient marriage counselor helped them through counseling sessions and the couple was able to reconcile their marital differences. (Compound Sentence).

• Despite Kevin being a good husband, he secretly battled with low self esteem issues, so his wife Kathy, sapiently and patiently continued to a be a good source of encourage for her husband. (Compound-Complex Sentence)

• “My wife is extremely sapient and beautiful,” said Kevin. (Simple Sentence)

In the above examples, we have provided the four English sentence types as examples to give you a visual of how each sentence type should be structured.

Activity:

1. Write three complex sentences using the word sapient.

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. Write two compound sentences using the word sapient.

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

3. Write four simple sentences using the both adjective and adverb word forms for sapient.

4. After proofreading your sentences, type them into 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. At the very bottom of this page you will find a search bar section where you can type in the words The 4 Types of Sentences to find the workshop and other helpful workshops.

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 those as well.

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

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