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Definitions of wise

  1. carefully considered; " a considered opinion"
  2. able to take a broad view of negotiations between states
  3. United States religious leader ( born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States ( 1819- 1900)
  4. marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters; " judicious use of one's money"; " a sensible manager"; " a wise decision"
  5. evidencing the possession of inside information
  6. a way of doing or being; " in no wise"; " in this wise"
  7. United States Jewish leader ( born in Hungary) ( 1874- 1949)
  8. having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; " a wise leader"; " a wise and perceptive comment"
  9. Having knowledge; knowing; enlightened; of extensive information; erudite; learned.
  10. Hence, especially, making due use of knowledge; discerning and judging soundly concerning what is true or false, proper or improper; choosing the best ends and the best means for accomplishing them; sagacious.
  11. Versed in art or science; skillful; dexterous; specifically, skilled in divination.
  12. Hence, prudent; calculating; shrewd; wary; subtle; crafty.
  13. Dictated or guided by wisdom; containing or exhibiting wisdom; well adapted to produce good effects; judicious; discreet; as, a wise saying; a wise scheme or plan; wise conduct or management; a wise determination.
  14. Way of being or acting; manner; mode; fashion.
  15. Judging correctly from experience; having ability to decide rightly what is best to say or do; discreet; skilful; learned; based on good judgment.
  16. A way of acting or being; fashion; manner; as, in any wise, etc.
  17. Wisely.
  18. Having wit or knowledge: able to make use of knowledge well: judging rightly: discreet: learned: skillful: dictated by wisdom: containing wisdom.
  19. Way, manner.
  20. Judging rightly: using knowledge well; learned; containing wisdom.
  21. Possessed of wisdom; sagacious; prudent; sensible; shrewd; erudite; sage.
  22. Way or manner; used as a termination; as, nowise, likewise; often confused with - way, - ways.
  23. Having the power of discerning and judging correctly, or of practically discriminating between what is worthy and unworthy, right and wrong, proper and what is improper, specially in moral conduct; discreet and judicious in the use or application of knowledge; skilful; learned; knowing; skilled in arts, science, or philosophy; dictated by wisdom; judicious; well adapted to produce good effects; becoming a wise man; grave; discreet; in Scripture, godly; pious; ironically, skilled in magic or divination.
  24. Manner; way of being or acting.
  25. Well adapted to produce good effects; discreet; judging rightly.
  26. Manner; way of being or acting; only used in compound words, or in such antiquated or colloquial phrases as- in no wise, in no way; in any wise, in any way; on this wise, on this manner, & c.
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Antonyms for wise

dumb, mannerly, obtuse, cockeyed, hardy, gentle, scatty, impractical, cracked, grave, slow, demented, modest, barmy, wasteful, moonstruck, batty, empty-headed, polite, solemn, ill-judged, weak, nervy, crazed, unknowing, inane, derisory, emboldened, soft, unfeasible, purblind, unfounded, cranky, unaware, bughouse, prodigal, crackers, dense, unhinged, illegitimate, inconsequent, ludicrous, squandering, Chuckleheaded, rattlepated, shortsighted, sappy, screwball, embarrassed, abashed, silly, heedless, unskilled, indelicate, inopportune, thickheaded, harebrained, screwy, illogical, unready, irrational, thoughtless, adventurous, blushing, unwise, inconsequential, courteous, gutsy, wild, ill-advised, unwitting, fatuous, baseless, fruity, asinine, inadvisable, free-swinging, serious, daft, absurd, mild, oblivious, inconspicuous, fallacious, certifiable, opaque, sottish, vacuous, jerky, futile, nonrational, unlearned, lamebrain, genteel, untaught, untutored, unprofitable, inexpedient, daring, meshuga, dashing, unbalanced, zany, unreasonable, retiring, paradoxical, rattlebrained, unaccountable, undiscerning, bubbleheaded, spendthrift, mental, ill-conceived, birdbrained, airheaded, witless, boneheaded, sober, fool, unseasonable, dopey, fond, senseless, woodenheaded, backward, Unthrifty, injudicious, unperceptive, crackbrained, indiscreet, Foundationless, nonvalid, moronic, balmy, shamefaced, unenlightened, nutty, sincere, unlettered, somber, bonehead, idiotic, maniacal, uninformed, cuckoo, inept, cockamamie, Inexplainable, brain dead, deranged, unobtrusive, dim, infatuated, audacious, loony tunes, graceless, laughable, mousy, feebleminded, untimely, Daffy, simple, thick-witted, imbecile, imprudent, enterprising, uneducated, shy, inconclusive, nonsensical, unconscious, loony, venturous, meek, earnest, inexplicable, crazy, thick, Weak-minded, dull, bats, WUD, gormless, softheaded, unreasoning, proper, mistaken, uninstructed, wacko, simpleminded, incorrect, anomalous, crackpot, chimerical, unsmart, ill-considered, dorky, misguided, thriftless, tomfool, ignorant, psychotic, demure, psycho, false, doltish, Nerved, impolitic, insane, unsound, unprepared, unintelligent, dunderheaded, oafish, unsupported, scatterbrained, monstrous, whacky, bedlam, dim-witted, respectful, nuts, brainsick, foolish, unwarranted, deferential, bold, ashamed, slow-witted, myopic, non compos mentis, mindless, lunatic, unsubstantiated, tactless, haywire, adventuresome, unwary, cockamamy, undiplomatic, undiscriminating, mad, bonkers, lunkheaded, unexplainable, dotty, profligate, improvident, goofy, illiterate, loco, featherheaded, timid, erroneous, brainless, profitless, dippy, preposterous, ridiculous, brash, unmindful, groundless, half-baked, half-witted, humble, wacky, extravagant, gaga, venturesome.

Quotes of wise

  1. Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise Seek what they sought. – Matsuo Basho
  2. If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise – William Blake
  3. To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise is not given to men. – Edmund Burke
  4. A word to the wise ain't necessary- it's the stupid ones that need the advice. – Bill Cosby
  5. The fool wanders, a wise man travels. – Thomas Fuller
  6. A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. – Bruce Lee
  7. It's so simple to be wise Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite. – Sam Levenson
  8. No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance. – Henry Miller
  9. At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time. – Ovid
  10. A word to the wise is enough. – Titus Maccius Plautus
  11. If I'm a commodity, it wouldn't be a wise idea to buy stock in me- although, in the long run, maybe I'm a slow growth investment. – Tim Robbins
  12. A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  13. The Dalai Lama. He is a very wise man of great inner peace who believes that happiness is the purpose of our lives. Through his teachings and leadership, he continues to make this world a better place in which to live. – Sidney Sheldon
  14. No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master. – Hunter S. Thompson
  15. Wise are they who have learned these truths: Trouble is temporary. Time is tonic. Tribulation is a test tube. – William Arthur Ward

Usage examples for wise

  1. " Show that you are a great and wise chief," said Mary. – White Queen of the Cannibals: The Story of Mary Slessor by A. J. Bueltmann
  2. I think that people in politics should remain as they are born,- unless they are very wise indeed. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  3. I guess I was wise added Toye, as though he was thinking of something else. – The Thousandth Woman by Ernest W. Hornung
  4. " Of course, if he is your husband, we shall love him," said the less wise Lady Fawn. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  5. This being so, is it really wise to let him be poor? – Bernard Shaw's Preface to Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw
  6. And where you cannot see, it is rather wise not to give opinion. – Opportunities by Susan Warner
  7. At that wise Fionn put his hand before his eyes, seeing all that happened. – Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens
  8. It seemed to him better that he should wait until his wise mother had talked the matter over with the Elder. – The Eye of Dread by Payne Erskine
  9. But he's wise to what Carlsen's playin' at. – A Man to His Mate by J. Allan Dunn
  10. Or, How much worse is a wise woman than a fool? – An Essay Upon Projects by Daniel Defoe
  11. " What a wise little head it is! – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  12. I am not very wise – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
  13. If so, listen and be wise – Pulpit and Press by Mary Baker Eddy
  14. But there was a wise woman- Betsy Lavacombe her name was, I mind well, but what use to tell you that? – The Drummer's Coat by J. W. Fortescue
  15. Once she could and would have done so, but she did not feel it wise or possible then. – The Measure of a Man by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  16. To begin with, Queen Humeeda was a wise woman, and she saw that it was not good for the little lad to be always at play. – The Adventures of Akbar by Flora Annie Steel
  17. He gave me a wise little smile when I put the money down on Sharkey. – The Old Die Rich by Horace Leonard Gold
  18. That is the only wise word I have heard you say, Captain Batsby. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  19. But when Dirk told him of his affair, he shook his wise young head. – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  20. If your proofs you are an officer are no stronger than those you offer that you are a gentleman, he said, perhaps you are wise not to show them. – Captain Macklin by Richard Harding Davis

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