conventional wisdom

noun

Definition of conventional wisdom

  1. :  the generally accepted belief, opinion, judgment, or prediction about a particular matter

Examples of conventional wisdom in a sentence

  1. Conventional wisdom in Hollywood says that a movie can't succeed unless it stars a famous actor or actress.

1838

First Known Use of conventional wisdom

1838


CONVENTIONAL WISDOM Defined for English Language Learners

conventional wisdom

noun

Definition of conventional wisdom for English Language Learners

  • : opinions or beliefs that are held or accepted by most people


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