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wise1

wise1

 
pronunciation:
waIz
phrases:
wise up
part of speech: adjective
inflections: wiser, wisest
definition 1: having an understanding of that which is true or good together with sound judgment.
synonyms:
judicious, long-headed, sage, sapient
antonyms:
foolish, ill-advised, senseless, unwise
similar words:
astute, discerning, intelligent, knowing, perceptive, perspicacious, politic, possible, prudent, sensible, shrewd, understanding
definition 2: characterized by such understanding.
a wise idea
synonyms:
judicious, perceptive, sagacious, sage, sound
antonyms:
impolitic, inadvisable, unwise
similar words:
insightful, intelligent, politic, profound, prudent, sensible
definition 3: possessing great scholarly learning or erudition.
a wise scholar
synonyms:
erudite, learned, lettered
similar words:
educated, knowledgeable, scholarly, well-read
definition 4: aware; informed.
I am wise to your activities.
synonyms:
aware, informed
antonyms:
ill-advised
similar words:
cognizant, conscious, knowing, mindful
definition 5: (slang) impudent; disrespectful.
a wise guy
synonyms:
disrespectful, impertinent, impolite, impudent, rude, smart, smart-alecky
similar words:
cocky, discourteous, fresh, pert, sassy, saucy
phrase: wise up
derivation: wisely (adv.)