Definition of wisdom
1a : accumulated philosophical or scientific learning : knowledgeb : ability to discern inner qualities and relationships : insightc : good sense : judgmentd : generally accepted belief <challenges what has become accepted wisdom among many historians — Robert Darnton>
2 : a wise attitude, belief, or course of action
3 : the teachings of the ancient wise men
Examples of wisdom in a sentence
She has gained a lot of wisdom over the years.
a young person of great wisdom
He had the wisdom to stop before he said too much.
I fail to see the wisdom in doing that.
He shared a valuable bit of wisdom with his daughter.
These stories offer plenty of wisdom to readers.
Origin and Etymology of wisdom
Middle English, from Old English wīsdōm, from wīs wise
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of wisdom
Definition of Wisdom
: 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
First Known Use of wisdom
WISDOM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wisdom for English Language Learners
: knowledge that is gained by having many experiences in life
: the natural ability to understand things that most other people cannot understand
: knowledge of what is proper or reasonable : good sense or judgment
WISDOM Defined for Kids
Definition of wisdom for Students
1 : knowledge or learning gained over time
2 : good sense
3 : a wise attitude, belief, or course of action
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