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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

Matched Categories

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. Aeschylus:

    It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.

  2. Author Unknown:

    A little tact and wise management may often evade resistance, and carry a point, where direct force might be in vain.

  3. James Jones:

    Your security details will always want to have more security than you think is necessary, than you think is politically wise, so you make the decision on whether you want more or less and they have to abide by that decision.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    I have a gold bullion and a 'one additional minute for your life' in my hand; as a gift, if you choose the second one, then I say you are a wise person!

  5. John Milton:

    When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered, and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty obtained that wise men look for.


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