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You can make 295 words from 'sapient' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


7 letters words from 'sapient'

PANTIES 9PATINES 9
SAPIENT 9SPINATE 9

6 letters words from 'sapient'

ASPINE 8INSTEP 8
NEPITS 8PAINTS 8
PANTIE 8PASTIE 8
PATENS 8PATINE 8
PATINS 8PESANT 8
PETSAI 8PIETAS 8
PINETA 8PINTAS 8
PTISAN 8SEITAN 6
SPINAE 8SPINET 8
TENIAS 6TINEAS 6
TISANE 6 

5 letters words from 'sapient'

ANISE 5ANTES 5
ANTIS 5ASPEN 7
ENTIA 5ETNAS 5
INAPT 7INEPT 7
INSET 5ISNAE 5
NAPES 7NATES 5
NATIS 5NEAPS 7
NEATS 5NEIST 5
NEPIT 7NIPAS 7
NITES 5PAINS 7
PAINT 7PAISE 7
PANES 7PANTS 7
PASTE 7PATEN 7
PATES 7PATIN 7
PEANS 7PEATS 7
PEINS 7PENIS 7
PENTS 7PIANS 7
PIETA 7PIETS 7
PINAS 7PINES 7
PINTA 7PINTS 7
PISTE 7PITAS 7
SAINE 5SAINT 5
SATIN 5SENTI 5
SEPIA 7SEPTA 7
SIENT 5SNEAP 7
SNIPE 7SPAIN 7
SPAIT 7SPANE 7
SPATE 7SPEAN 7
SPEAT 7SPENT 7
SPINA 7SPINE 7
SPITE 7STAIN 5
STANE 5STEAN 5
STEIN 5STIPA 7
STIPE 7TAINS 5
TAPEN 7TAPES 7
TAPIS 7TENIA 5
TEPAS 7TINEA 5
TINES 5 

4 letters words from 'sapient'

AINE 4AINS 4
AITS 4ANES 4
ANIS 4ANTE 4
ANTI 4ANTS 4
APES 6APSE 6
APTS 6ATES 4
EANS 4EAST 4
EATS 4EINA 4
ETAS 4ETNA 4
ISNA 4ITAS 4
NAPE 6NAPS 6
NATS 4NEAP 6
NEAT 4NEPS 6
NEST 4NETS 4
NIES 4NIPA 6
NIPS 6NITE 4
NITS 4PAIN 6
PAIS 6PANE 6
PANS 6PANT 6
PASE 6PAST 6
PATE 6PATS 6
PEAN 6PEAS 6
PEAT 6PEIN 6
PENI 6PENS 6
PENT 6PEST 6
PETS 6PIAN 6
PIAS 6PIES 6
PIET 6PINA 6
PINE 6PINS 6
PINT 6PISE 6
PITA 6PITS 6
SAIN 4SANE 4
SANT 4SATE 4
SATI 4SEAN 4
SEAT 4SENA 4
SENT 4SEPT 6
SETA 4SIEN 4
SINE 4SIPE 6
SITE 4SNAP 6
SNIP 6SNIT 4
SPAE 6SPAN 6
SPAT 6SPET 6
SPIE 6SPIN 6
SPIT 6STAP 6
STEN 4STEP 6
STIE 4TAES 4
TAIN 4TAIS 4
TANE 4TANS 4
TAPE 6TAPS 6
TEAS 4TENS 4
TEPA 6TIES 4
TINE 4TINS 4
TIPS 6 

3 letters words from 'sapient'

AIN 3AIS 3
AIT 3ANE 3
ANI 3ANT 3
APE 5APT 5
ASP 5ATE 3
EAN 3EAS 3
EAT 3ENS 3
EST 3ETA 3
INS 3ITA 3
ITS 3NAE 3
NAP 5NAS 3
NAT 3NEP 5
NET 3NIE 3
NIP 5NIS 3
NIT 3PAN 5
PAS 5PAT 5
PEA 5PEN 5
PES 5PET 5
PIA 5PIE 5
PIN 5PIS 5
PIT 5PSI 5
PST 5SAE 3
SAI 3SAN 3
SAP 5SAT 3
SEA 3SEI 3
SEN 3SET 3
SIN 3SIP 5
SIT 3SPA 5
TAE 3TAI 3
TAN 3TAP 5
TAS 3TEA 3
TEN 3TES 3
TIE 3TIN 3
TIP 5TIS 3

2 letters words from 'sapient'

AE 2AI 2
AN 2AS 2
AT 2EA 2
EN 2ES 2
ET 2IN 2
IS 2IT 2
NA 2NE 2
PA 4PE 4
PI 4SI 2
ST 2TA 2
TE 2TI 2

Definitions and meaning of sapient

sapient

Etymology

Borrowed from Old French sapient, or its source, Latin sapiēns. Doublet of savant.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈseɪpɪənt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈseɪpiənt/

Adjective

sapient (comparative more sapient, superlative most sapient)

  1. Attempting to appear wise or discerning.
    • 1890, Henry James, The Tragic Muse.
      "... A man would blush to say to himself in the darkness of the night the things he stands up on a platform in the garish light of day to stuff into the ears of a multitude whose intelligence he pretends that he esteems.... Therefore, why be sapient and solemn about it, like an editorial in a newspaper?" Nick added, with a smile.
    • 2010, Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22, Atlantic 2011, p. 217:
      In Europe I had been told by sapient academics that there wasn't really any class system in the United States: well, you couldn't prove that by the conditions in California's agribusinesses, or indeed its urban factories.
  2. (dated) Possessing wisdom and discernment; wise, learned.
    • c. 1605, William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act III, Scene 6, [1]
      [To Edgar] Come, sit thou here, most learned justicer. / [To the Fool] Thou, sapient sir, sit here.
    • 1674, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 9, lines 439-43, [2]
      Spot more delicious than those gardens feigned / Or of revived Adonis, or renowned / Alcinous, host of old Laertes' son, / Or that, not mystic, where the sapient king / Held dalliance with his fair Egyptian spouse.
    • 1839, "Bewitched Butter" in W. B. Yates (ed.), Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (1892), Barnes & Noble, 2009, p. 295,
      She had five or six cows; but it was observed by her sapient neighbors that she sold more butter every year than other farmers' wives who had twenty.
  3. (chiefly science fiction) Of a species or life-form, possessing intelligence or self-awareness.

Synonyms

  • (possessing wisdom): See Thesaurus:wise
  • (possessing self-awareness): See Thesaurus:self-aware

Related terms

Translations

References

  • “sapient” in Jeff Prucher, editor, Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction, Oxford, Oxfordshire; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2007, →ISBN, page 169.
  • sapient adj. at the OED Science Fiction Citations Project

Noun

sapient (plural sapients)

  1. (chiefly science fiction) An intelligent, self-aware being.

Synonyms

  • See Thesaurus:sentient

References

  • “sapient” in Jeff Prucher, editor, Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction, Oxford, Oxfordshire; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2007, →ISBN, page 169.
  • sapient n. at the OED Science Fiction Citations Project
  • “sapient” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

Anagrams

  • painest, panties, pantsie, patines, peisant, pianets, pinates, ptisane, spinate

Latin

Verb

sapient

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of sapiō

Old French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin sapiēns. Compare savant

Adjective

sapient m (oblique and nominative feminine singular sapient or sapiente)

  1. wise; sapient

Declension

Related terms

  • sapience
  • sapientement

Descendants

  • English: sapient
  • French: sapient

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin sapiēns, sapientis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌsa.piˈent/

Adjective

sapient m or n (feminine singular sapientă, masculine plural sapienți, feminine and neuter plural sapiente)

  1. (rare) learned, wise

Declension

Synonyms

  • înțelept, savant, învățat, doct, erudit

Related terms

  • sapiență

Source: wiktionary.org
  • SAPIENCY, discernment; judgement.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)