in someone's (infinite) wisdom

Definition of in someone's (infinite) wisdom

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

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

infinite play
  1. : extending indefinitely : endless

  2. : immeasurably or inconceivably great or extensive : inexhaustible

  3. : subject to no limitation or external determination

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

wisdom play
  1. : accumulated philosophical or scientific learning : knowledge

  2. : ability to discern inner qualities and relationships : insight

  3. : good sense : judgment

  1. : a didactic book included in the Roman Catholic canon of the Old Testament and corresponding to the Wisdom of Solomon in the Protestant Apocrypha — see Bible Table


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