V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: having wisdom which usually comes from age or experience

Synonyms: wise, knowing, sagacious, shrewd, prudent

Antonyms: unwise, inexperienced, imprudent

Tips: In addition to being an adjective, sage can also be a noun, meaning "a very intelligent, wise, and experienced person," and in historical and literary contexts, "a master or prophet." Sage is also a type of aromatic herb in the mint family. But most commonly, sage is used to describe someone who is knowing and wise, and usually prudent, in his or her decisions. See the related words sagacious and sagacity, which are derived from the same root as sage.

Usage Examples:

My mentor has given me a lot of sage advice over the years. (prudent, wise)

The man was old, and with all his life's experience, he was sage. (wise, knowing, shrewd)

Kelly was unusually sage for her youth. (wise, prudent, sagacious)

I was thankful for her sage advice and glad that I had followed it. (wise, prudent, sagacious)

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