The journeymen politicos wagged their heads with Stalinesque deference as the arena around them reverberated with Donald Trump’s sapient remarks. While they quietly derided their “Idiot President” behind closed doors, they stood in awe of his ability to energize the crowd despite the incongruence of his lies, and the carelessness of his deceit.


  1. Possessing or expressing great wisdom or judgement.


sage, sagacious, knowing, wise, discerning


  • /ˈseɪpiənt/


Middle English, from Middle French sapient, from Latin sapiens.

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“Sapient.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, Accessed 30 July 2021.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “sapient”, accessed July 30, 2021,

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Sapient. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from

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