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wisdom

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of wisdom

  1. 1 the ability to understand inner qualities or relationships <with age and experience comes wisdom—hopefully> <neither book learning nor simple intelligence should be confused with wisdom> Synonyms discernment, insight, perception, perceptiveness, perceptivity, sagaciousness, sagacity, sageness, sapience Related Words acuity, acumen, astuteness, clear-sightedness, keenness, penetration, percipience, perspicacity, sensitivity, understanding; appreciation, apprehension, comprehension, grasp; brain(s), braininess, brightness, brilliance, canniness, cleverness, gray matter, intellect, intelligence, judgment (or judgement), mentality, power, reason, sense, smartness, wit; discrimination, foresight, foresightedness, judiciousness, prudence, sanity; logic, rationality Near Antonyms density, dullness (also dulness), obtuseness; brainlessness, folly, foolishness, idiocy, imbecility, mindlessness, silliness, simplemindedness, simpleness, stupidity, witlessness; illogic, irrationality, unreasonableness, unsoundness; craziness, insanity, lunacy, madness; preposterousness, senselessness, silliness, zaniness

  2. 2 a body of facts learned by study or experience <the orientation meetings will provide the company's old hands with an opportunity to pass on their wisdom to the new employees> Synonyms lore, science, knowledgeRelated Words dope, information, intelligence, know, lowdown, news, skinny [slang]; data, evidence, facts; acquaintance, awareness, familiarity, literacy; erudition, learning, scholarship; expertise, know-howNear Antonyms ignorance, inexperience, innocence, nescience, unfamiliarity

  3. 3 the ability to make intelligent decisions especially in everyday matters <had overstayed her welcome and lacked the wisdom to know it> Synonyms discreetness, discretion, gumption [chiefly dialect], horse sense, levelheadedness, nous [chiefly British], policy, prudence, sense, sensibleness, common sense, witRelated Words street smarts; farsightedness, forehandedness, foresight, foresightedness, forethoughtfulness, judgment (or judgement); brains, gray matter, intelligence; logicality, logicalness, practicality, rationality, rationalness; discernment, discrimination, insight, sagacity, sapience; acumen, astuteness, clearheadedness, keenness, penetration, perspicacity, shrewdness; care, caution, circumspection, precaution, premeditationNear Antonyms shortsightedness; brainlessness, foolishness, half-wittedness, idiocy, senselessness, stupidity; carelessness, heedlessness; unreasonablenessAntonyms imprudence, indiscretion

  4. 4 suitability for bringing about a desired result under the circumstances <wondered about the wisdom of hiring such an inexperienced girl to care for the children> Synonyms advisability, advisableness, desirability, desirableness, expedience, judiciousness, prudence, expediencyRelated Words advantageousness, beneficialness, profitability; feasibility, practicality, usefulness; opportuneness, seasonableness, timelinessNear Antonyms impracticality, infeasibility; inopportuneness, unseasonableness, untimelinessAntonyms imprudence, inadvisability, inexpedience, inexpediency, injudiciousness, unwisdom





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