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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


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



3. wise evidencing the possession of inside information

Synonymsknowing, wise to



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



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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