OTHER WORDS FOR wise
Idioms about wise
- to become informed.
- to be or become presumptuous or impertinent: Don't get wise with me, young man!
Origin of wise1
OTHER WORDS FROM wisewise·ly, adverb
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Other definitions for wise (3 of 5)
- to instruct.
- to induce or advise.
- to show the way to; guide.
Origin of wise3
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words often confused with -wise
How to use wise in a sentence
He describes himself as “lonelier, but wiser, with a bit of rage in me.”Meet Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, aka L. Jinny, the Ali G of Evil|Olivia Nuzzi|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Viewers leave with a grin, but are no wiser about the frightening symptoms of ALS.
Though a wiser writer might have gently let me know how that is the very sign that meant I would have to write about it.
Jetha and Ryan, with boldness, humor, and high style, offer a better, wiser, and healthier alternative.New Year’s Reading List: Books to Transform Your Sad Life|David Masciotra|January 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But, if that ever was his inclination, wiser men—like Khamenei —prevailed.Gamechanger: Inside the Historic Iran Nuclear Deal|Christopher Dickey|November 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
To be wiser than other men is to be honester than they; and strength of mind is only courage to see and speak the truth.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
Needless to say, the Worcestershire baronet had returned to his ancestral acres a sadder but a wiser man.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Perhaps their course is wiser than that which hot impatience would prompt—nay, I believe it is.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
It was with the utmost difficulty that his wiser subordinates got him to disarm the sepoy regiments in Agra itself.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
It was well that Monsieur de Biancourt was wiser than many of his crew, whose sole cry was to kill them all.
British Dictionary definitions for wise (1 of 3)
Derived forms of wisewisely, adverbwiseness, noun
Word Origin for wise
British Dictionary definitions for wise (2 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for wise (3 of 3)
Word Origin for -wise
Other Idioms and Phrases with wise
In addition to the idioms beginning with wise
- wise guy
- wise up to
- get wise to
- none the wiser
- penny wise and pound foolish
- put wise
- sadder but wiser
- word to the wise