What is another word for sapient?

Pronunciation: [sˈapi͡ənt] (IPA)

Sapient is a term that refers to someone wise or knowledgeable. It can also be used to describe someone who is intelligent or discerning. Some synonyms for sapient include wise, insightful, shrewd, clever, knowledgeable, perceptive, astute, and sagacious. These words all describe someone who is able to think critically and make informed decisions. Whether you are describing someone's intellectual abilities or their practical judgment, these words can help you convey the same meaning as sapient. In today's information age where knowledge is key, having a good understanding of the synonyms for sapient can enrich your vocabulary and improve your communication skills.

Synonyms for Sapient:

What are the hypernyms for Sapient?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for sapient?

The word "sapient" refers to someone or something that is wise or knowledgeable. Its antonyms would therefore indicate a lack of intelligence or awareness. Some possible antonyms for this word might include "foolish," "ignorant," "stupid," "unintelligent," "unwise," or "uninformed." Each of these terms suggests a lack of the intellectual or cognitive abilities that would be associated with sapience. When looking for antonyms for "sapient," it is important to consider how each word might be used in context and what other connotations it may carry beyond its direct meaning.

Usage examples for Sapient

Let the sapient Dr. Brown, who gave a certificate of insanity after a short conversation with her, and which certificate was to be used in aid of her incarceration for life-suffer as she has suffered, endure what she has endured, and the world would be deprived of future clinical revealings from his gigantic mind upon the subject of the spleen, and he would, to a still greater extent than in the past, "fail to illuminate" the public as to the virtues and glories of the martyr who is "watching and waiting" in Canada.
"Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity"
Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard
He had lately read a learned essay upon the right of self-destruction, in which every conceivable argument was brought forward to prove that nothing save insanity could excuse the act, but the sapient disquisition had only provoked a smile as he read, while these few simple words of the young girl's staggered him in the views he had hitherto held.
"Quicksands"
Adolph Streckfuss
Is it not worthy of the sapient Doctor Clifton?
"Anna St. Ives"
Thomas Holcroft

Famous quotes with Sapient

  • The neanderthal experiment was simultaneously the high and low point of the genetic revolution. Successful in that a long-dead cousin of was brought back from extinction, yet a failure in that the scientists, so happy to gaze upon their experiments from their ever lofty ivory towers, had not seen so far as to consider the social implications that a new species of man might command in a world unvisited by their like for over 30 millennia. It was little surprise that so many neanderthals felt confused and unprepared for the pressures of modern life. It was at his least sapient.
    Jasper Fforde

Word of the Day

Gnashed
Synonyms:
clinched, gnarly, knobbed, knotted, knotty, clenched, gnarled.