English Synonyms and Antonyms
Acute, from the Latin, suggests the sharpness of the needle's point; keen, from the Saxon, the sharpness of the cutting edge. Astute, from the Latin, with the original sense of cunning has come to have a meaning that combines the sense of acute or keen with that of sagacious. The astute mind adds to acuteness and keenness an element of cunning or finesse. The astute debater leads his opponents into a snare by getting them to make admissions, or urge arguments, of which he sees a result that they do not perceive. The acute, keen intellect may take no special advantage of these qualities; the astute mind has always a point to make for itself, and seldom fails to make it. A knowing look, air, etc., in general indicates practical knowledge with a touch of shrewdness, and perhaps of cunning; in regard to some special matter, it indicates the possession of reserved knowledge which the person could impart if he chose. Knowing has often a slightly invidious sense. We speak of a knowing rascal, meaning cunning or shrewd within a narrow range, but of a knowing horse or dog, in the sense of sagacious, implying that he knows more than could be expected of such an animal. A knowing child has more knowledge than would be looked for at his years, perhaps more than is quite desirable, while to speak of a child as intelligent is altogether complimentary.
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a clear and certain mental apprehension
knowing, wise(p), wise to(p)adjective
evidencing the possession of inside information
characterized by conscious design or purpose
"intentional damage"; "a knowing attempt to defraud"; "a willful waste of time"
alert and fully informed
"a knowing collector of rare books"; "surprisingly knowledgeable about what was going on"
knowing, knowledgeable, learned, lettered, well-educated, well-readadjective
highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
"knowing instructors"; "a knowledgeable critic"; "a knowledgeable audience"
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I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
Knowing knowledge mirrors and executes neither reality of wisdom nor clarity of insight if that stays invisible from others' sight and impression accordingly.
We grown-up people think that we appreciate music, but if we realized the sense that an infant has brought with it of appreciating sound and rhythm, we would never boast of knowing music. The infant is music itself. In the cradle it in moving its little arms and legs in a certain rhythm. And when our music falls on the ears of an infant it is of the lowest character compared with the music it is accustomed to.
It's just hard to know whether the conversations here were kosher or not without knowing more about the content.
It's tragic but it's strangely unsettling that I have peace knowing they would constantly play argue about who would pass first, but in the end ... they got what they both wanted. Each other.
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