AskDefine | Define sapient

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sapient adj : 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]

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  1. possessing of wisdom and discernment



  1. in a sapient manner

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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
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