wise

The adjective wise describes someone who has experience and a deep understanding. Your wise older sister always gives the best advice.

When you make a decision based on careful thought and good judgment, you've made a wise choice. If someone calls you a wise guy, though, it's not a compliment: it's likely to be a criticism of your joke at someone else's expense or your rudeness. To wise off (or sometimes, to be wise), has a similar meaning: to talk back or be disrespectful.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: wise

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adj
having or prompted by wisdom or discernment
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n
a way of doing or being
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: wise
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adj having or prompted by wisdom or discernment

“a wise leader”
“a wise and perceptive comment”
Synonyms
advisable
worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent or wise
advised, well-advised
having the benefit of careful prior consideration or counsel
politic
marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness
prudent
careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment
all-knowing, omniscient
infinitely wise
perspicacious, sagacious, sapient
acutely insightful and wise
owlish
resembling an owl; solemn and wise in appearance
sapiential
characterized by wisdom, especially the wisdom of God
sage
having wisdom that comes with age and experience
Antonyms:
foolish
devoid of good sense or judgment
inadvisable, unadvisable
not prudent or wise; not recommended
ill-advised, unadvised
without careful prior deliberation or counsel
impolitic
not politic
imprudent
not prudent or wise
absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous
incongruous;inviting ridicule
asinine, fatuous, inane, mindless, vacuous
devoid of intelligence
cockamamie, cockamamy, goofy, sappy, silly, wacky, whacky, zany
ludicrous, foolish
fond
absurd or silly because unlikely
harebrained, insane, mad
very foolish
ill-conceived, misguided
poorly conceived or thought out
rattlebrained, rattlepated, scatterbrained, scatty
lacking sense or discretion
unwise
showing or resulting from lack of judgment or wisdom
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adj marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters

“a wise decision”
Synonyms:
heady, judicious
prudent
careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment

adj evidencing the possession of inside information

Synonyms:
knowing, wise to
informed
having much knowledge or education

adj improperly forward or bold

“Don't get wise with me!”
Synonyms:
fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, sassy, saucy, smart
forward
used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty
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n a way of doing or being

“in no wise
“in this wise
Type of:
fashion, manner, mode, style, way
how something is done or how it happens
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