1. Of quick sense perceptions; keen-scented; skilled in following a trail.
Sagacious of his quarry from so far. --Milton.
2. Hence, of quick intellectual perceptions; of keen penetration and judgment; discerning and judicious; knowing; far-sighted; shrewd; sage; wise; as, a sagacious man; a sagacious remark.
Instinct . . . makes them, many times, sagacious above our apprehension. --Dr. H. More.
Only sagacious heads light on these observations, and reduce them into general propositions. --Locke.
Syn: -- See Shrewd.
-- Sa*ga*cious*ly, adv. -- Sa*ga*cious*ness, n.
adv : in a shrewd manner; "he invested his fortune astutely" [syn:
astutely, shrewdly, sapiently]