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Synonyms for wisdom
ˈwɪz dəm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wisdom(noun)

    accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment

    Synonyms:
    sapience, wiseness, soundness

    Antonyms:
    folly, foolishness, unwiseness

  2. wisdom, wiseness(noun)

    the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight

    Synonyms:
    sapience, wiseness, soundness

    Antonyms:
    foolishness, folly, unwiseness

  3. wisdom, sapience(noun)

    ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight

    Synonyms:
    sapience, wiseness, soundness

    Antonyms:
    unwiseness, folly, foolishness

  4. wisdom, wiseness, soundness(noun)

    the quality of being prudent and sensible

    Synonyms:
    firmness, sapience, wiseness, soundness

    Antonyms:
    folly, unwiseness, foolishness

  5. Wisdom of Solomon, Wisdom(noun)

    an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom; although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC

    Synonyms:
    sapience, wiseness, soundness

    Antonyms:
    folly, foolishness, unwiseness

Wiktionary

  1. wisdom(noun)

    Synonyms:
    sagacity

    Antonyms:
    folly, foolishness

  2. wisdom(noun)

    An element of personal character that enables one to distinguish the wise from the unwise.

    Synonyms:
    sagacity

    Antonyms:
    foolishness, folly

  3. wisdom(noun)

    A piece of wise advice.

    Synonyms:
    sagacity

    Antonyms:
    foolishness, folly

  4. wisdom(noun)

    The discretionary use of knowledge for the greatest good.

    Synonyms:
    sagacity

    Antonyms:
    foolishness, folly

  5. wisdom(noun)

    The ability to apply relevant knowledge in an insightful way, especially to different situations from that in which the knowledge was gained.

    Synonyms:
    sagacity

    Antonyms:
    folly, foolishness

  6. wisdom(noun)

    The ability to make a decision based on the combination of knowledge, experience, and intuitive understanding.

    Synonyms:
    sagacity

    Antonyms:
    foolishness, folly

  7. wisdom(noun)

    The ability to know and apply spiritual truths.

    Synonyms:
    sagacity

    Antonyms:
    foolishness, folly

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wisdom

    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.

    Synonyms:
    attainment, depth, discernment, discretion, enlightenment, erudition, foresight, information, insight, judgment, judiciousness, knowledge, learning, prescience, profundity, prudence, reason, reason, reasonableness, sagacity, sense, skill, understanding

    Antonyms:
    absurdity, error, fatuity, folly, foolishness, idiocy, imbecility, imprudence, indiscretion, miscalculation, misjudgment, nonsense, senselessness, silliness, stupidity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wisdom

    Synonyms:
    knowledge, erudition, learning, enlightenment, attainment, information, discernment, judgment, sagacity, prudence, light

    Antonyms:
    ignorance, illiterateness, sciolism, indiscernment, injudiciousness, folly, imprudence, darkness, empiricism, smattering, inacquaintance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wisdom(n)

    Synonyms:
    lore, learning, sapience, erudition, knowledge, enlightenment

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How to use wisdom in a sentence?

  1. Emilia Clarke:

    He's brought new wisdom, new experience, a new sensitivity to the role that he is reprising of himself.

  2. John Roberts:

    A son of the Midwest heartland and a veteran of World War II, Justice John Paul Stevens devoted his long life to public service, including 35 years on the Supreme Court, he brought to our bench an inimitable blend of kindness, humility, wisdom, and independence. His unrelenting commitment to justice has left us a better nation. We extend our deepest condolences to his children Elizabeth and Susan, and to his extended family.

  3. William J. H. Boetcker:

    Beware of ignorance when in motion; look out for inexperience when in action, and beware of the majority when mentally poisoned with misinformation, for collective ignorance does not become wisdom.

  4. Angela Meadows:

    Common wisdom suggests that this could motivate them to change, but almost all the evidence points the other way, self-stigma is associated with more binge eating, less frequent exercise, and so on.

  5. Nathaniel Hawthorne:

    In youth men are apt to write more wisely than they really know or feel and the remainder of life may be not idly spent in realizing and convincing themselves of the wisdom which they uttered long ago.


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