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wisdom

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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 new employee
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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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