Wisdom - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwɪzdəm|  American pronunciation of the word wisdom
Brit.  |ˈwɪzdəm|  British pronunciation of the word wisdom


- accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
- the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight (syn: wiseness)
- ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight (syn: sapience)
- the quality of being prudent and sensible (syn: soundness, wiseness)
- an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom; although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC


She has gained a lot of wisdom over the years.

a young person of great wisdom

He had the wisdom to stop before he said too much.

I fail to see the wisdom in doing that.

He shared a valuable bit of wisdom with his daughter.

These stories offer plenty of wisdom to readers.

the collected wisdom of many centuries

As a temporary measure, I do not presume to challenge its wisdom.

The book is a collection of his wit and wisdom.

She had six children, whom she counseled and with great wisdom and patience.

...the debatable wisdom of going back for another helping from the buffet...

...conventional wisdom had long held that the mountain's summit was inapproachable from the northen slope...

... no longer certain that my blackness gave me precocious wisdom, or that I could outslick these folks ...

What was radical thinking in times past has become received wisdom today.

...you find both wisdom and unwisdom in his writings, and it's your job to discover which is which...

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