any the wiser

Definition of any the wiser

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 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

wise play wiser
  1. : manner, way

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

  2. : exercising or showing sound judgment : prudent

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

  1. : to give instruction or information to : teach

  2. : to become informed or knowledgeable : learn

  1. : direct, guide

  2. : advise, persuade

  3. : to divert or impel in a given direction : send

  1. : in the manner of

  2. : in the position or direction of

  3. : with regard to : in respect of


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