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Definitions of sage

  1.   having wisdom that comes with age and experience
  2.   aromatic fresh or dried gray green leaves used widely as seasoning for meats and fowl and game etc
  3.   a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom
  4.   any of various plants of the genus Salvia cosmopolitan
  5.   of the gray green color of sage leaves
  6.   any of various plants of the genus Salvia a cosmopolitan herb
  7.   A suffruticose labiate plant Salvia officinalis with grayish green foliage much used in flavoring meats etc The name is often extended to the whole genus of which many species are cultivated for ornament as the scarlet sage and Mexican red and blue sage
  8.   The sagebrush
  9.   Having nice discernment and powers of judging prudent grave sagacious
  10.   Proceeding from wisdom well judged shrewd well adapted to the purpose
  11.   Grave serious solemn
  12.   A wise man a man of gravity and wisdom especially a man venerable for years and of sound judgment and prudence a grave philosopher
  13.   A plant species of the Salvia genus known as a spice and medicinal plant
  14.   Wise discerning discriminating of good judgment
  15.   A man of wisdom and age a spicy garden herb the sagebrush
  16.   Sagely
  17.   Sageness
  18.   Salvia
  19.   See Salvia
  20.   An aromatic garden herb so called from its supposed healing virtue
  21.   Discriminating discerning wise well judged
  22.   A sage or wise man a man of gravity and wisdom
  23.   A wise man an aromatic herb
  24.   Having calm farseeing wisdom prudent wise profound
  25.   A wise and venerable man
  26.   A plant of the mint family used for flavoring meats etc
  27.   Wise sagacious grave proceeding from wisdom
  28.   A wise man a man of gravity and tried wisdom of venerable age
  29.   An aromatic plant of the genus salvia of medicinal qualities
  30.   Wise prudent proceedig from wisdom grave well judged
  31.   A wise man a man venerable in years and renowned for wisdom and gravity a grave philosopher
  32.   An aromatic garden herb employed in cookery as a condiment and in medicine

Antonyms for sage

thickheaded, berk, philistine, dodo, witless, clodhopper, injudicious, Chucklehead, dippy, adventurous, hardy, doofus, bold, ignorant, slow-witted, goose, daring, free-swinging, deadhead, palooka, bonehead, nonsensical, featherheaded, ding-a-ling, dum-dum, boneheaded, asinine, goon, half-wit, airhead, bubblehead, illiterate, Noddy, half-baked, hammerhead, loony, simpleminded, irrational, lunkheaded, dummkopf, tomfool, silly, daft, dumb, dull, hulk, insentient, tactless, moronic, ignoramus, nutty, loggerhead, nitwit, unsmart, undiscerning, ninny, lamebrain, absurd, balmy, dim, soft, Ninnyhammer, ratbag, turkey, crazy, fool, purblind, idiotic, nit, doltish, venturesome, inept, futile, indelicate, golem, neutral, Git, brainless, oaf, cretin, nimrod, thick, ill-advised, fatuous, clunk, airheaded, SIMP, unperceptive, goof, dolt, lubber, dashing, sottish, half-witted, schnook, simpleton, dunderhead, gawk, moron, obtuse, unlettered, untaught, booby, mug, opaque, dumbbell, birdbrained, dimwit, unskilled, clod, mad, simple, audacious, screwball, unintelligent, insane, thick-witted, imbecile, meathead, dunce, wacky, woodenheaded, nut, dingbat, dullard, chowderhead, undiscriminating, Impercipient, Daffy, lug, nutcase, unlearned, untutored, uneducated, birdbrain, Charlie, graceless, oafish, cuckoo, materialist, gutsy, gormless, slow, dotty, Stupe, feebleminded, clot, schlub, dunderheaded, brain dead, unenlightened, dork, preposterous, adventuresome, imprudent, bubbleheaded, Clodpoll, Hardhead, indiscreet, harebrained, featherhead, vacuous, foolish, emboldened, enterprising, yahoo, yo-yo, donkey, fathead, softheaded, inadvisable, lout, noodle, undiplomatic, crackpot, lunatic, prat, cockeyed, uninformed, uninstructed, brash, numskull, mindless, empty-headed, thoughtless, achromatic, blockhead, loon, dumbhead, lunkhead, cluck, jerky, mutt, ding-dong, zany, saphead, Imperceptive, Chuckleheaded, dorky, woodenhead, dense, nincompoop, Mooncalf, dopey, Nerved, venturous, thickhead, lump, dim-witted, senseless, dim bulb, unwise, nervy, Weak-minded, Mome, sappy.

Quotes of sage

  1. He thought as a sage though he felt like a man – James Beattie
  2. In its conception the literature prize belongs to days when a writer could still be thought of as by virtue of his or her occupation a sage someone with no institutional affiliations who could offer an authoritative word on our times as well as on our moral life – J. M. Coetzee
  3. The idea of writer as sage is pretty much dead today I would certainly feel very uncomfortable in the role – J. M. Coetzee
  4. He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing the sage in much and God in everything – Baltasar Gracian
  5. Whatever poet orator or sage may say of it old age is still old age – Sinclair Lewis
  6. Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage – Publilius Syrus
  7. The career of a sage is of two kinds He is either honored by all in the world Like a flower waving its head Or else he disappears into the silent forest – Lao Tzu
  8. The sage does not hoard The more he helps others the more he benefits himself The more he gives to others the more he gets himself The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete – Lao Tzu
  9. In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men's nature is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected and their lawlessness controlled – Xun Zi

Usage examples for sage

  1. Get some water and sage and put your blanket over me – Myths and Legends of the Sioux by Marie L. McLaughlin
  2. Going west you pass through what seems an endless waste of sage bush and sand – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  3. Where is Mr Sage – Malcolm Sage, Detective by Herbert George Jenkins
  4. “ A sage you ask me – The Satires, Epistles, and Art of Poetry by Horace a.k.a. Quintus Horatius Flaccus Translated by John Conington, M. A.
  5. We camped there at Hilltop that night and after a supper of fried sage rabbit corn cakes and coffee I rolled into the blankets and fell asleep without worrying about the morrow – I Married a Ranger by Dama Margaret Smith
  6. What does the sage know of woman – Wanderers by Knut Hamsun
  7. When near the Holes Mr Hamilton who was riding in advance was shot by Indians concealed in the sage brush – Captured by the Navajos by Charles A. Curtis
  8. He retired crowned with the rich honors of an able statesman sage patriot and honest man – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  9. The presidency descended by an overwhelming majority to one of Jefferson's stanch friends and supporters for whom he had paved the way James Madison also a Virginian who had been his secretary of state for eight years and who was himself to serve two terms during which the influence of the Sage of Monticello was paramount – American Men of Action by Burton E. Stevenson
  10. After walking some distance had to ascend a path which leading along a dividing wall brought us over the roofs of the Chinese houses in the town below and reminded us of the position of Le diable boiteux of Le Sage although I doubted if we could have gained as much information as that personage did had we possessed his powers – Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas by W. Hastings Macaulay
  11. Yet forget not that it is not as Sage that you attend us ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. After a week or two my cousin Ethel joined her sage counsels to the rest in the matter of the bridesmaids' dresses ” – A Queen's Error by Henry Curties
  13. The soft persuasion of the Roman sage – Poetical Works of Akenside by Mark Akenside
  14. The sage who is lord of his life can never truly be said to suffer – Wisdom and Destiny by Maurice Maeterlinck
  15. “ To this the great sage vouchsafed no reply save a contemptuous stare and the red headed gentleman observed that doubtless the Chinese language had changed a good deal in two thousand years – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  16. From leaf to leaf from page to page Guide thou thy pupil's look And when he says with aspect sage Who made this wondrous book – Poems by Sam G. Goodrich
  17. Any one might honor his parents but the sage alone did it as the outcome of wisdom because he alone possessed the art of life the peculiar work of which was to do everything that was done as the result of the best disposition – A Little Book of Stoicism by St George Stock
  18. What do you want me to do Mr Sage – Malcolm Sage, Detective by Herbert George Jenkins
  19. Do you suppose The speculations of either man ceased as both caught sight of a little dust cloud far off across the sage steadily advancing down the slope – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  20. And further than that the Sage of Shady Dale said not a word – The Bishop and the Boogerman by Joel Chandler Harris

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