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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.

    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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wise

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wisenoun

    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 Wisenoun

    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 Wiseadjective

    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. wiseadjective

    having or prompted by wisdom or discernment

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

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

    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

  5. judicious, wise, headyadjective

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

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

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

    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

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

    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, wiseadjective

    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!"

    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

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wiseadjective

    Synonyms:
    sensible, sapient, sage, judicious, sagacious, oracular, prudent, discreet, considerate, discerning, reasonable, rational, intelligent, enlightened, sound, solid, philosophical, of good judgment

  2. wiseadjective

    Synonyms:
    erudite, learned

  3. wiseadjective

    Synonyms:
    crafty, cunning, subtle, sly, foxy, wily, politic, knowing, designing, long-headed

  4. wisenoun

    Synonyms:
    manner, way, mode, fashion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wiseadjective

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

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Wise":

    Leonardo Roman, WISE, Wise Da' Gangsta

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. WISE

    Synonyms:
    Women's ischaemia Syndrome Evaluation

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How to use wise in a sentence?

  1. Euripides:

    The good and the wise lead quiet lives.

  2. Justice Robert H. Jackson:

    Our forefathers found the evils of free thinking more to be endured than the evils of inquest or suppression. This is because thoughtful, bold and independent minds are essential to the wise and considered self-government.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    This fellow's wise enough to play the fool, And to do that well craves a kind of wit.

  4. Albert Einstein:

    All our thoughts and concepts are called up by sense-experiences and have a meaning only in reference to these sense-experiences. On the other hand, however, they are products of the spontaneous activity of our minds they are thus in no wise logical consequences of the contents of these sense-experiences. If, therefore, we wish to grasp the essence of a complex of abstract notions we must for the one part investigate the mutual relationships between the concepts and the assertions made about them for the other, we must investigate how they are related to the experiences.

  5. Solomon Ibn Gabirol:

    A wise man's question contains half the answer.

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