the quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight.
scholarly knowledge or learning: the wisdom of the schools.
wise sayings or teachings; precepts.
a wise act or saying.
(initial capital letter)Douay Bible. Wisdom of Solomon.
- wis·dom·less, adjective
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How to use wisdom in a sentence
Conventional wisdom in the EV industry has it that a battery pack costing $100 per kilowatt-hour of storage would make it possible to sell EVs for about the same price as gasoline-burning cars.What Tesla’s Battery Day might reveal: Project Roadrunner, Model S Plaid, and more | dzanemorris | September 21, 2020 | Fortune
This is true for monetary, fiscal, regulatory, and even social policy, with none of the post-Abe contenders prepared to step away from the advice and wisdom offered by the technocracy.The legacy Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister, will leave after resigning | claychandler | August 28, 2020 | Fortune
Research shows that, despite conventional wisdom that traffic slows commerce, congestion is good for the economy and jobs.
You can make your content a place people turn to for wisdom and perspective—all while scoring those trending keyword SEO points.How to use trending keywords from current events in content marketing | Gregg Schwartz | July 23, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
So Pat Brown set about repurposing the scientific wisdom he’d accrued over a long, fruitful career in biomedicine.
But he was always uncommonly gracious, a truly gentle man, willing to dispense wisdom and perspective when asked.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America | John Avlon | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Despite conventional wisdom, there are no rewards just for participating.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art | Alec Kubas-Meyer | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Common sense is not a just a normative judgment about wisdom, but a structural feature of any functioning organization.
The traditional wisdom is “action is character,” and their evolution is one, with a slight edge to character.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He made an easy target, the know-it-all liberal egghead who demeaned the wisdom of the American people.
In Luke it is said, “And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom.”Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
The wisdom of a scribe cometh by his time of leisure: and he that is less in action, shall receive wisdom.
The word of the law shall be fulfilled without a lie, and wisdom shall be made plain in the mouth of the faithful.
Nations shall declare his wisdom, and the church shall shew forth his praise.
He showed his wisdom in giving the Pandemonium card-room a very wide berth for the rest of his days.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for wisdom
the ability or result of an ability to think and act utilizing knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight
accumulated knowledge, erudition, or enlightenment
archaic a wise saying or wise sayings or teachings
obsolete soundness of mind
- Related adjective: sagacious
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