(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. penetrating, shrewd, astute. See intelligence.Ant., ignorant.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Intellectually keen]
Syn. perceptive, acute, astute, shrewd; see intelligent 1 , witty .
2. [Understanding and judicious]
Syn. discriminating, wise, sensible; see judicious , rational 1 .
See Synonym Study at shrewd .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.
[suh GAY shus]
shrewd, sharp, having a keen power of judgment.
The sagacious police officer sized up the situation quickly.
SYN.: shrewd, sharp, judicious, intelligent, acute, keen, discerning, wise, sage, smart, quick, perceptive, savvy, insightful.
ANT.: stupid, undiscerning, slow
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Possessing or showing sound judgment and keen perception: knowing, sage, sapient, wise1. See WISE. 2. Possessing, proceeding from, or exhibiting good judgment and prudence: balanced, commonsensible, common-sensical, judicious, levelheaded, prudent, rational, reasonable, sage, sane, sapient, sensible, sound2, well-founded, well-grounded, wise1. See REASON, SANE.

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