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Antonyms for wise
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wise(noun)

    a way of doing or being

    "in no wise"; "in this wise"

    Antonyms:
    uninformed, fatuous, rattlebrained, ridiculous, zany, idiotic, ludicrous, whacky, asinine, sappy, foolish, imprudent, derisory, harebrained, mad, insane, misguided, preposterous, silly, absurd, vacuous, ill-conceived, inane, mindless, unwise, scatty, rattlepated, cockamamie, fond, backward, cockeyed, laughable, goofy, nonsensical, scatterbrained, wacky, cockamamy

  2. Wise, Stephen Samuel Wise(noun)

    United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)

    Antonyms:
    mindless, preposterous, cockeyed, insane, ill-conceived, foolish, absurd, nonsensical, unwise, cockamamy, derisory, zany, silly, mad, harebrained, ridiculous, wacky, vacuous, fond, idiotic, asinine, misguided, whacky, uninformed, inane, sappy, goofy, imprudent, rattlepated, rattlebrained, cockamamie, fatuous, ludicrous, scatty, backward, scatterbrained, laughable

  3. Wise, Isaac Mayer Wise(adj)

    United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900)

    Antonyms:
    preposterous, fatuous, sappy, derisory, misguided, asinine, rattlepated, ridiculous, unwise, inane, idiotic, fond, wacky, ludicrous, imprudent, harebrained, cockeyed, foolish, vacuous, absurd, insane, backward, nonsensical, ill-conceived, cockamamy, mad, cockamamie, uninformed, rattlebrained, silly, goofy, mindless, zany, whacky, scatty, scatterbrained, laughable

  4. wise(adj)

    having or prompted by wisdom or discernment

    "a wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment"

    Antonyms:
    uninformed, goofy, rattlepated, fond, wacky, rattlebrained, absurd, ridiculous, zany, nonsensical, scatterbrained, idiotic, derisory, inane, cockamamy, fatuous, vacuous, ludicrous, scatty, misguided, sappy, insane, cockamamie, mad, cockeyed, silly, laughable, harebrained, backward, ill-conceived, unwise, preposterous, foolish, imprudent, mindless, asinine, whacky

    Synonyms:
    smart, overbold, sassy, impertinent, wise(p), saucy, knowing, judicious, wise to(p), heady, fresh, impudent

  5. judicious, wise, heady(adj)

    marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters

    "judicious use of one's money"; "a wise decision"

    Antonyms:
    backward, ludicrous, derisory, silly, cockamamy, vacuous, rattlepated, misguided, laughable, absurd, fatuous, scatty, harebrained, scatterbrained, insane, sappy, foolish, unwise, whacky, ridiculous, cockeyed, mad, imprudent, mindless, idiotic, zany, asinine, nonsensical, preposterous, cockamamie, ill-conceived, wacky, rattlebrained, uninformed, fond, goofy, inane

    Synonyms:
    impertinent, intoxicating, knowing, heady, smart, fresh, sassy, foolhardy, judicious, rash, reckless, saucy, wise(p), wise to(p), overbold, impudent

  6. knowing, wise(p), wise to(p)(adj)

    evidencing the possession of inside information

    Antonyms:
    imprudent, sappy, whacky, insane, ill-conceived, idiotic, cockeyed, wacky, laughable, inane, cockamamy, vacuous, rattlebrained, unwise, fond, uninformed, zany, nonsensical, harebrained, scatty, absurd, foolish, silly, ridiculous, mad, ludicrous, preposterous, cockamamie, derisory, asinine, fatuous, mindless, goofy, misguided, scatterbrained, backward, rattlepated

  7. fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wise(adj)

    improperly forward or bold

    "don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"; "Don't get wise with me!"

    Antonyms:
    wacky, preposterous, uninformed, imprudent, mindless, goofy, fatuous, derisory, cockamamy, foolish, misguided, mad, whacky, zany, ridiculous, rattlepated, backward, asinine, insane, inane, laughable, rattlebrained, ill-conceived, vacuous, scatterbrained, cockeyed, silly, absurd, scatty, harebrained, idiotic, ludicrous, unwise, nonsensical, sappy, cockamamie, fond

    Synonyms:
    invigorated, flip, chic, brisk, saucy, heady, new, pert, wise(p), smart, sassy, overbold, judicious, orthogonal, irreverent, clean, insolent, sweet, immaterial, impertinent, fresh, snotty-nosed, knowing, reinvigorated, impudent, novel, refreshing, refreshful, unused, voguish, tonic, refreshed, bracing, wise to(p), extraneous, unfermented, bright

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wise

    Sagacious refers to a power of tracing the hidden or recondite by slight indications, as by instinct or intuition; it is not now applied to mere keenness of sense-perception. We do not call a hound sagacious in following a clear trail; but if he loses the scent, as at the edge of a stream, and circles around till he strikes it again, his conduct is said to be sagacious. In human affairs sagacious refers to a power of ready, far-reaching, and accurate inference from observed facts perhaps in themselves very slight, that seems like a special sense; or to a similar readiness to foresee the results of any action, especially upon human motives or conduct — a kind of prophetic common sense. Sagacious is a broader and nobler word than shrewd, and not capable of the invidious sense which the latter word often bears; on the other hand, sagacious is less lofty and comprehensive than wise in its full sense, and more limited to matters of direct practical moment. Compare ASTUTE; WISDOM.

    Antonyms:
    absurd, dull, foolish, futile, ignorant, irrational, obtuse, senseless, silly, simple, sottish, stupid, undiscerning, unintelligent

    Synonyms:
    able, acute, apt, clear-sighted, discerning, intelligent, judicious, keen, keen-sighted, keen-witted, perspicacious, quick of scent, quick-scented, rational, sagacious, sage, sensible, sharp, sharp-witted, shrewd

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wise

    Synonyms:
    intelligent, learned, skilled, judicious, rational, discreet, prudent

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wise(a)

    Synonyms:
    erudite, sapient, learned, philosophical, enlightened, sage, sagacious, expedient

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. WISE

    Synonyms:
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Editors Contribution

  1. derp

    to derp is to be unintelligent, or dumb, so therefore the opposite of that is to be wise.

    “i’m so derpy right now”

    Submitted by anonymous on August 16, 2020  

How to use wise in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Huxley:

    Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.

  2. Albert Schweitzer:

    An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight. . . The truly wise person is colorblind.

  3. Marsha Hill:

    He did not rush to try to exert his authority over the whole country, but let a gradual shift of allegiances take place, on the one hand he pursued a wise policy.

  4. Chris Coons:

    I don't think having our presidential candidates, like congressman O'Rourke did, say that we're going to try to take people's guns against their will is a wise policy or political move.

  5. Daron Shaw:

    There is some evidence here that President Trump is starting to realize some of the political benefits of robust economic growth, but the connection is tenuous now and the White House would be wise to carefully nurture it in advance of the November elections.

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