Simple Definition of wisdom
: knowledge that is gained by having many experiences in life
: the natural ability to understand things that most other people cannot understand
: knowledge of what is proper or reasonable : good sense or judgment
Full Definition of wisdom
1 a : accumulated philosophic or scientific learning : knowledge b : ability to discern inner qualities and relationships : insight c : good sense : judgment d : generally accepted belief <challenges what has become accepted wisdom among many historians — Robert Darnton>
2 : a wise attitude, belief, or course of action
3 : the teachings of the ancient wise men
Examples of wisdom
She has gained a lot of wisdom over the years.
a young person of great wisdom
He had the wisdom to stop before he said too much.
I fail to see the wisdom in doing that.
He shared a valuable bit of wisdom with his daughter.
These stories offer plenty of wisdom to readers.
Origin of wisdom
Middle English, from Old English wīsdōm, from wīs wise
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of wisdom
Definition of Wisdom
: a didactic book included in the Roman Catholic canon of the Old Testament and corresponding to the Wisdom of Solomon in the Protestant Apocrypha — see bible table
First Known Use of wisdom
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Definition of wisdom
1 : knowledge or learning gained over time
2 : good sense
3 : a wise attitude, belief, or course of action
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