English Synonyms and Antonyms
Enlightenment, erudition, information, knowledge, learning, and skill are acquired, as by study or practise. Insight, judgment, profundity or depth, reason, sagacity, sense, and understanding are native qualities of mind, tho capable of increase by cultivation. The other qualities are on the border-line. Wisdom has been defined as "the right use of knowledge," or "the use of the most important means for attaining the best ends," wisdom thus presupposing knowledge for its very existence and exercise. Wisdom is mental power acting upon the materials that fullest knowledge gives in the most effective way. There may be what is termed "practical wisdom" that looks only to material results; but in its full sense, wisdom implies the highest and noblest exercise of all the faculties of the moral nature as well as of the intellect. Prudence is a lower and more negative form of the same virtue, respecting outward and practical matters, and largely with a view of avoiding loss and injury; wisdom transcends prudence, so that while the part of prudence is ordinarily also that of wisdom, cases arise, as in the exigencies of business or of war, when the highest wisdom is in the disregard of the maxims of prudence. Judgment, the power of forming decisions, especially correct decisions, is broader and more positive than prudence, leading one to do, as readily as to refrain from doing; but judgment is more limited in range and less exalted in character than wisdom; to say of one that he displayed good judgment is much less than to say that he manifested wisdom. Skill is far inferior to wisdom, consisting largely in the practical application of acquired knowledge, power, and habitual processes, or in the ingenious contrivance that makes such application possible. In the making of something perfectly useless there may be great skill, but no wisdom. Compare ACUMEN; ASTUTE; KNOWLEDGE; MIND; PRUDENCE; SAGACIOUS; SKILFUL.
Compare synonyms for ABSURD; IDIOCY.
attainment, depth, discernment, discretion, enlightenment, erudition, foresight, information, insight, judgment, judiciousness, knowledge, learning, prescience, profundity, prudence, reason, reason, sagacity, sense, skill, understanding, wisdom
rationality, reason, reasonableness(noun)
the state of having good sense and sound judgment
"his rationality may have been impaired"; "he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions"
goodness of reason and judgment
"the judiciary is built on the reasonableness of judges"
reasonableness, moderateness, modestness(noun)
the property of being moderate in price or expenditures
"the store is famous for the reasonableness of its prices"; "the modestness of the living standards here becomes obvious immediately"
moderation in expectations
"without greater reasonableness by both parties we will never settle this matter!"
reasonableness, tenability, tenableness(noun)
the quality of being plausible or acceptable to a reasonable person
"he questioned the tenability of my claims"
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Do not cancel us tonight, do not ignore the pain, the history and the reasonableness of this commission.
I felt that Derek Chauvins was justified and was acting with objective reasonableness, following Minneapolis Police policy and current standards of law enforcement in Derek Chauvins interactions with Mr. George Floyd.
The Supreme Court has clearly stated that with regard to Internet service providers the reasonableness of a potential blocking has to be subject to strict scrutiny.
We agree with the trial court that the individual defendants breached their fiduciary duties by engaging in conduct that fell outside the range of reasonableness, and that this was a sufficient predicate for its finding of aiding and abetting liability against Royal Bank of Canada.
It may seem to your conceited to suppose that you can do anything important toward improving the lot of mankind. But this is a fallacy. You must believe that you can help bring about a better world. A good society is produced only by good individuals, just as truly as a majority in a presidential election is produced by the votes of single electors. Everybody can do something toward creating in his own environment kindly feelings rather than anger, reasonableness rather than hysteria, happiness rather than misery.
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