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2 a body of facts learned by study or experience
  • the orientation meetings will provide the company's old hands with an opportunity to pass on their wisdom to the new employees

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4 suitability for bringing about a desired result under the circumstances
  • wondered about the wisdom of hiring such an inexperienced girl to care for the children

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sense, common sense, judgment, wisdom mean ability to reach intelligent conclusions. sense implies a reliable ability to judge and decide with soundness, prudence, and intelligence. a choice showing good sense common sense suggests an average degree of such ability without sophistication or special knowledge. common sense tells me it's wrong judgment implies sense tempered and refined by experience, training, and maturity. they relied on her judgment for guidance wisdom implies sense and judgment far above average. a leader of rare wisdom

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The first known use of wisdom was before the 12th century

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“Wisdom.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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