Definition of wisdom
- challenges what has become accepted wisdom among many historians
- —Robert Darnton
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.
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: 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
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to pay off by making regular payments
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