wisdom

[w_ˈɪ_s_d_ə_m], [wˈɪsdəm], [wˈɪsdəm]

Antonyms for wisdom:

drivel, crock, inanity, dopiness, bunkum, blah, foolishness, insanity, imbecility, Unwisdom, blatherskite, applesauce, obtuseness, dullness, balminess, blarney, fatuity, absurdity, drool, daftness, nuttiness, foolery, taradiddle, lunacy, claptrap, muck, folly, unreasonableness, impracticality, imprudence, Foppery, illogic, indiscretion, weak-mindedness, fatuousness, trash, jazz, nescience, inopportuneness, error, hooey, inexpedience, illiteracy, mindlessness, dim-wittedness, bosh, idiocy, nonsensicalness, dumbness, carelessness, folderol, incapacity, inadvisability, senselessness, silliness, crapola, infeasibility, nonsense, nut, moonshine, boneheadedness, codswallop, bean, stupidity, gormlessness, vacuity, brainlessness, denseness, humbug, hoodoo, Humbuggery, doltishness, dorkiness, miscalculation, inexperience, unseasonableness, garbage, flannel, betise, oafishness, blither, Misjudgment, simpleness, innocence, density, shortsightedness, injudiciousness, flapdoodle, wackiness, unwiseness, poppycock, slush, blather, fiddle, slowness, tommyrot, rot, preposterousness, heedlessness, unfamiliarity, thickness, misapprehension, witlessness, baloney, twaddle, stupidness, simplemindedness, ignorance, inexpediency, misconception, Asininity, untimeliness, irrationality, dippiness, fiddle-faddle, craziness, madness, dottiness, tosh, guff, unsoundness, horsefeathers, nerts, bilge, simplicity, zaniness, misunderstanding, rudeness, balderdash, fudge, malarkey, fiddlesticks.


Definitions of wisdom:

  1.   accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2.   The results of wise judgments; scientific or practical truth; acquired knowledge; erudition. – Newage Dictionary DB
  3.   Quality of being wise: judgment: right use of knowledge: ( B.) piety. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   See wise. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Right use of knowledge; judgment. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   The quality of being wise; knowledge, and the capacity to make due use of it; knowledge of the best ends and the best means; discernment and judgment; discretion; sagacity; skill; dexterity. – Newage Dictionary DB
  7.   the quality of being prudent and sensible – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8.   ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9.   The quality of being wise; knowledge; the power of applying knowledge possessed; learning; skill in affairs; good judgment. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10.   A high degree of knowledge; erudition. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11.   The right use or application of knowledge; judicious conduct; prudence; sound judgment; piety. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12.   an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom; although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13.   The power of true and just discernment; the right use of knowledge; sound, practical judgment. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14.   the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15.   The quality of being wise; the right use or exercise of knowledge; the choice of worthy ends and of the best means to accomplish them; sound sense; the exercise of sound judgment either in avoiding evils or attempting good; quickness of intellect; readiness of apprehension; dexterity in execution; natural instinct and sagacity. In scripture, human learning; erudition; knowledge of arts and sciences; wise judgment and conduct; godliness; piety. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for wisdom:

  1. He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. – Aeschylus
  2. Wisdom comes alone through suffering. – Aeschylus
  3. I'm not a money manager, but I can tell you what the conventional wisdom is. The younger you are, the more risk you can take on. – Maria Bartiromo
  4. Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish. – Anne Bradstreet
  5. As far as feeling freedom in my career now versus five years ago... I think if I feel any more free it's simply because of the experiences that I've had, and the wisdom I've accumulated from that time. – Mary Chapin Carpenter
  6. Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  7. Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more. – William Cowper
  8. Your art kind of changes as you get older, by nature of the fact that you're hopefully gaining wisdom and you're starting to watch things with a better overview. – Sheryl Crow
  9. The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense. – William Ralph Inge
  10. This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven. – Joseph Barber Lightfoot
  11. It requires wisdom to understand wisdom the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. – Walter Lippmann
  12. Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth. – Keith Miller
  13. Silence at the proper season is wisdom and better than any speech. – Plutarch
  14. The Divine wisdom has given us prayer, not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth, but as a means whereby we learn to do without them; not as a means whereby we escape evil, but as a means whereby we become strong to meet it. – Frederick William Robertson
  15. Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use. – Thomas J. Watson

Usage examples for wisdom:

  1. Bother your Common- sense and Wisdom – The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man and The Cold Heart by Adelbert von Chamisso Wilhelm Hauff
  2. But a new thing has come into the story of the earth- wisdom and fine emotion. ” – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  3. But not all your wisdom can help my trouble." ” – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  4. In which they do not show their wisdom – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  5. “ I have the Holy Book; first let us pray, and then we can seek wisdom there. ” – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  6. “ I live with wisdom – An Orkney Maid by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  7. Was it not wisdom that he seized the first opportunity to leave it? ” – The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  8. The wisdom is in your imagination, I think. ” – In Luck at Last by Walter Besant
  9. She had not yet such a love of wisdom as to be able to bear with folly. ” – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  10. “ Mrs. Light has a high opinion of your wisdom of your kindness, and she has reason to believe you have influence with her daughter." ” – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  11. 2. Of how much value is wisdom – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  12. “ I know the hour is late; but it is not too late for wisdom – Vittoria, v8 by George Meredith
  13. “ I have a fear this night will prove my wisdom – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  14. May Heaven help me, and give me wisdom for that. ” – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  15. As with a Christian the fear of the Lord was the beginning of wisdom so with a wife the fear of her husband was the beginning of wisdom – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  16. But her wisdom is very rare. ” – A Dog of Flanders by Louisa de la Rame)
  17. It would seem to follow that knowledge and wisdom are the same? ” – The Memorabilia Recollections of Socrates by Xenophon
  18. Daisy lifted her wise little face, which indeed looked as if it were heavy with something beside wisdom towards her friend; she was not ready with an answer. ” – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  19. She listened gravely, contrasting her ignorance at two with her wisdom at five. ” – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  20. And first there was the wisdom of the East. ” – Figures of Several Centuries by Arthur Symons

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