OTHER WORDS FOR wise
OPPOSITES 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
Other definitions for wise (2 of 5)
Origin of wise2
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
In the end, I decided that the wisest approach would be to simply let Westlake speak for himself.Donald E. Westlake, The Man With The Getaway Face|Malcolm Jones|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The very wisest and most mature smart kids will ignore the idiocy of pop and youth culture.I Was Adam Lanza, Part 3|David Frum|December 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Placing limits on the filibuster is the wisest course for any senator who cares about the institution's future.Cato's Case Against the Filibuster|Justin Green|December 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes the wisest choice is recognizing that we won't find the "real answer."Should We Cap Guns at Six Bullets?|Justin Green|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Because, Michelle asserted, presidents can have the wisest advisers in the world.Michelle Obama’s Iron Fist, Velvet Glove Convention Speech|Michelle Cottle|September 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This was a somewhat singular mode of stimulating, but he deemed it the wisest course, and acted on it.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
And in as much as Black Hood had not the slightest idea where the Eye had his headquarters, this was the wisest course to pursue.
But he reminded his countrymen that a choice between dangers was sometimes all that was left to the wisest of mankind.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The storm rages furiously without, and to-night, for all the wisest of us can tell, may be the very last night of the world.The Whale and the Grasshopper|Seumas O'Brien
Socrates, the wisest of men in the eyes of Apollo, admired this exercise and learned dancing in his old age.Friend Mac Donald|Max O'Rell
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