none the wiser

idiom

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.

Learn More About none the wiser

Dictionary Entries Near none the wiser

nonetheless

none the wiser

nonethical

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for none the wiser

Cite this Entry

“None the wiser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/none%20the%20wiser. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!