none the wiser
Definition of none the wiser
1 : not knowing or understanding anything more about something The investigation has been going on for months, and we're still none the wiser about the true cause of the accident.
2 —used to describe someone who is not at all aware of something that has happened I borrowed his car and returned it, and he was none the wiser.
Word by Word Definitions
: not any
: not one : nobody
: not any such thing or person
: not any : no
: by no means : not at all
: in no way : to no extent
: the fifth of the canonical hours
: manner, way
: 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
: to give instruction or information to : teach
: to become informed or knowledgeable : learn
: direct, guide
: advise, persuade
: to divert or impel in a given direction : send
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