Definitions of wisdom

  1.   ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight
  2.   the quality of being prudent and sensible
  3.   accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
  4.   the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
  5.   an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC
  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
  7.   The results of wise judgments scientific or practical truth acquired knowledge erudition
  8.   The quality of being wise knowledge the power of applying knowledge possessed learning skill in affairs good judgment
  9.   Quality of being wise judgment right use of knowledge B piety
  10.   Right use of knowledge judgment
  11.   The power of true and just discernment the right use of knowledge sound practical judgment
  12.   A high degree of knowledge erudition
  13.   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
  14.   See wise
  15.   The right use or application of knowledge judicious conduct prudence sound judgment piety

Antonyms for wisdom

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

Quotes of 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. But her wisdom is very rare – A Dog of Flanders by Louisa de la Rame)
  2. But not all your wisdom can help my trouble – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  3. 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
  4. She had not yet such a love of wisdom as to be able to bear with folly – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  5. May Heaven help me and give me wisdom for that – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  6. “ I have a fear this night will prove my wisdom – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  7. And first there was the wisdom of the East – Figures of Several Centuries by Arthur Symons
  8. “ I live with wisdom – An Orkney Maid by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  9. The wisdom is in your imagination I think – In Luck at Last by Walter Besant
  10. But a new thing has come into the story of the earth wisdom and fine emotion – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  11. “ 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
  12. “ 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
  13. Bother your Common sense and Wisdom – The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man and The Cold Heart by Adelbert von Chamisso Wilhelm Hauff
  14. “ I know the hour is late but it is not too late for wisdom – Vittoria, v8 by George Meredith
  15. 2 Of how much value is wisdom – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  16. She listened gravely contrasting her ignorance at two with her wisdom at five – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  17. Was it not wisdom that he seized the first opportunity to leave it – The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  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. In which they do not show their wisdom – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  20. It would seem to follow that knowledge and wisdom are the same – The Memorabilia Recollections of Socrates by Xenophon