none the wiser

Definition of none the wiser

  1. 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. 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

noneplay
  1. :  not any

    :  not one :  nobody

    :  not any such thing or person

  1. :  not any :  no

  1. :  by no means :  not at all

    :  in no way :  to no extent

  1. :  the fifth of the canonical hours

wiseplay wiser
  1. :  manner, way

  1. :  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

  1. :  to give instruction or information to :  teach

    :  to become informed or knowledgeable :  learn

  1. :  direct, guide

    :  advise, persuade

    :  to divert or impel in a given direction :  send


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