having or showing great wisdom or sound judgment.
(often ironic) wise or sagacious
adjective 1. containing, exhibiting, or affording wisdom; characterized by wisdom. adjective 1. showing, having, or providing wisdom
[sap-in-dey-shuh s] /ˌsæp ɪnˈdeɪ ʃəs/ adjective 1. belonging to the Sapindaceae, the soapberry family of plants. sapindaceous /ˌsæpɪnˈdeɪʃəs/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Sapindaceae, a tropical and subtropical family of trees, shrubs, and lianas including the soapberry, litchi, and supplejack
noun 1. Edward, 1884–1939, U.S. anthropologist and linguist, born in Germany. noun 1. Edward. 1884–1939, US anthropologist and linguist, noted for his study of the ethnology and languages of North American Indians
- Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
[suh-peer-hwawrf, -hwohrf, -wawrf, -wohrf] /səˈpɪərˈʰwɔrf, -ˈʰwoʊrf, -ˈwɔrf, -ˈwoʊrf/ noun 1. a theory developed by Edward Sapir and Benjamin Lee Whorf that states that the structure of a language determines or greatly influences the modes of thought and behavior characteristic of the culture in which it is spoken.