Wise - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |waɪz|  American pronunciation of the word wise
Brit.  |waɪz|  British pronunciation of the word wise

noun

- a way of doing or being
- United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
- United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900)

adjective

- marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters(syn: heady, judicious)
- evidencing the possession of inside information (syn: knowing)
- improperly forward or bold(syn: fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, sassy, saucy, smart)

Examples

I'm a little wiser now than I was back then.

The wisest course of action would be to leave.

That was a wise choice.

Many have benefited from her wise counsel.

He was not very wise.

It was wise of you to remain silent.

It would be wise to agree.

In this cold wind you'd be wise to bundle up well.

I finally got wise to their tricks.

It's wise to check whether the flight times have changed before you leave for the airport.

I think you were wise to leave when you did.

I don't think that would be a very wise move (=not be a sensible thing to do).

At the time I thought he was wonderful, but I'm older and wiser now.

As a manager, Sanford was wise in the ways of (=knew a lot about) company politics.

Don't get wise with me!

Word forms

adjective
comparative: wiser
superlative: wisest
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