in someone's (infinite) wisdom

Definition of in someone's (infinite) wisdom

  1. —used in an ironic way to say that someone has made a foolish choice or decision He decided, in his infinite wisdom, that it would be better to sell the house than to keep it.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  extending indefinitely :  endless

    :  immeasurably or inconceivably great or extensive :  inexhaustible

    :  subject to no limitation or external determination

  1. :  something that is infinite (as in extent, duration, or number)

  1. :  accumulated philosophical or scientific learning :  knowledge

    :  ability to discern inner qualities and relationships :  insight

    :  good sense :  judgment

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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