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English adjective: wise

1. wise having or prompted by wisdom or discernment


SamplesA wise leader.
A wise and perceptive comment.


Similarall-knowing, omniscient, owlish, perspicacious, sagacious, sage, sapient, sapiential


See alsoadvisable, advised, politic, prudent, well-advised


Antonymsfoolish

2. wise marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters


SamplesJudicious use of one's money.
A wise decision.


Synonymsheady, judicious


Similarprudent


Antonymsimprudent

3. wise evidencing the possession of inside information


Synonymsknowing, wise to


Similarinformed


Antonymsuninformed

4. wise improperly forward or bold


SamplesDon't be fresh with me.
Impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup.
An impudent boy given to insulting strangers.
Don't get wise with me!.


Synonymsfresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, sassy, saucy, smart


Similarforward


Antonymsbackward


English noun: wise

1. wise (attribute) a way of doing or being


SamplesIn no wise.
In this wise.


Broader (hypernym)fashion, manner, mode, style, way

2. Wise (person) United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)


SynonymsStephen Samuel Wise


Instance hypernymreligious leader

3. Wise (person) United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900)


SynonymsIsaac Mayer Wise


Instance hypernymreligious leader









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