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English noun: wisdom

1. wisdom (cognition) accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment

Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object

Narrower (hyponym)abstruseness, abstrusity, profoundness, profundity, reconditeness

2. wisdom (attribute) the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight


Broader (hypernym)trait

Narrower (hyponym)diplomacy, discernment, discretion, initiation, judiciousness, knowledgeability, knowledgeableness, sagaciousness, sagacity, statecraft, statesmanship

Antonymsfolly, foolishness, unwiseness

3. wisdom (cognition) ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight


Broader (hypernym)know-how

Narrower (hyponym)astuteness, deepness, depth, discernment, judgement, judgment, profoundness, profundity, sagaciousness, sagacity

4. wisdom (attribute) the quality of being prudent and sensible

Synonymssoundness, wiseness

Broader (hypernym)good, goodness

Narrower (hyponym)advisability, reasonableness


5. Wisdom (communication) an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom; although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC

SynonymsWisdom of Solomon

Instance hypernymbook

Part meronymApocrypha, sapiential book, wisdom book, wisdom literature

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