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Synonyms for wisdom
ˈwɪz dəmwis·dom

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  1. wisdomnoun


    folly, foolishness

  2. wisdomnoun

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


    foolishness, folly

  3. wisdomnoun

    A piece of wise advice.


    foolishness, folly

  4. wisdomnoun

    The discretionary use of knowledge for the greatest good.


    foolishness, folly

  5. wisdomnoun

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


    folly, foolishness

  6. wisdomnoun

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


    foolishness, folly

  7. wisdomnoun

    The ability to know and apply spiritual truths.


    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.

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wisdomnoun

    accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment

    sapience, wiseness, soundness

    folly, foolishness, unwiseness

  2. wisdom, wisenessnoun

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

    sapience, wiseness, soundness

    foolishness, folly, unwiseness

  3. wisdom, sapiencenoun

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

    sapience, wiseness, soundness

    unwiseness, folly, foolishness

  4. wisdom, wiseness, soundnessnoun

    the quality of being prudent and sensible

    firmness, sapience, wiseness, soundness

    folly, unwiseness, foolishness

  5. Wisdom of Solomon, Wisdomnoun

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

    sapience, wiseness, soundness

    folly, foolishness, unwiseness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wisdomnoun

    lore, learning, sapience, erudition, knowledge, enlightenment

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How to use wisdom in a sentence?

  1. Kenneth Gross:

    This is something that in the wisdom of the three Republicans did not require further inquiry, regardless of the apparent partisan nature of the complaint.

  2. Titus Maccius Plautus:

    Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired.

  3. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    When Wisdom overtakes our Ignorance,then we realize the Truth of who we are and why we are here.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I got to see first hand the strength, passion and wisdom of this highly respected political leader. His work and voice on so many fronts will be very hard, if not impossible, to replace.

  5. Hakeem Jeffries:

    She had always been correct -- and that's why the overwhelmingly majority of the House Democratic caucus backed her position when she first uttered it, now of course the wisdom of her perspective is now being revealed for others who may have criticized her.

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