any the wiser

Definition of any the wiser

  1. 1 :  knowing or understanding more about something —used in negative statements <The investigation has been going on for months, and we're still not any the wiser about the true cause of the accident.>

  2. 2 —used in negative statements to describe someone who is not at all aware of something that has happened <We left early, and no one was any the wiser.>

Word by Word Definitions

wiseplay wiser
  1. :  manner, way

  1. :  characterized by wisdom :  marked by deep understanding, keen discernment, and a capacity for sound judgment

    :  exercising or showing sound judgment :  prudent

    :  evidencing or hinting at the possession of inside information :  knowing

  1. :  to give instruction or information to :  teach

    :  to become informed or knowledgeable :  learn

  1. :  direct, guide

    :  advise, persuade

    :  to divert or impel in a given direction :  send

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