Adjective "Wise" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/wʌɪz/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Having or showing experience, knowledge, and good judgement.
  1. 'a wise precaution'
  2. 'She was so worldly and wise, and experienced in the world of theater and beyond, and in the short time I'd known her, she sort of took me under her wing as a mother would.'
  3. 'I know because I was 18 and keeping a diary of my experiences, wise thoughts and bad poetry.'
  4. 'This is a wise precaution before trying anything you feel uncomfortable with.'
  5. 'Half of them did not have enough data about side effects to allow people to make wise decisions if they experience one.'
  6. 'Some of the more advanced moves take longer to master, but this was a wise design decision since it rewards more experienced players.'
  7. 'Howard is old, boring and stuffy… or wise, experienced and reliable, depending on your viewpoint.'
  8. 'David agreed to be interviewed by Ron and was delighted to listen to the wise words of someone with so much experience in the game.'
  9. 'It's wise to begin experimenting early with these different preventive techniques.'
  10. 'His eyes were gray, and piercing, and were perceived as wise, and experienced.'
  11. 'An increasing number of wise consumers are shunning the shop-rage experience for a simpler, calmer and efficient alternative.'
  12. 'Seriously, this is really more character assassination and it's disturbing to see wise and intelligent people discussing this in these terms.'
  13. 'We have to do this in a very smart, wise, sensible way.'
  14. 'He added: ‘There are times when a prudent silence is wise.’'
  15. 'If that does not indicate wise and sensible stewardship, I do not know what does.'
  16. 'A wise teacher was discussing life with a young student one day.'
  17. 'Through sensible saving and wise investment choices, I have some money that I'll be willing to advance you in the form of plane tickets.'
  18. 'Bruce has often sounded astute before, but rarely has he sounded so wise.'
  19. 'He's a wise sage, a joker, a politico, an eccentric artist, a culture buff and a visionary rolled into one.'
  20. 'In a dangerous world, wise leadership requires a prudent anticipation of untoward events and preparations to prevent them or mitigate their effects.'
  21. 'They had to be as tough as nails to get that job done, as well as wise and prudent - if not downright practical.'
  22. 'he is wise in the ways of haute couture'
  23. 'Now, it may not be always the case that a commander in chief has served or that it was necessary that they served to be wise in the deployment of the military.'
  24. 'A feudal prince must be wise in controlling the nobles and keeping the people content.'
  25. 'Pro football fans evidently are wise in their television-viewing ways.'
  26. 'Unfortunately, though he was wise in certain matters, he seemed to blind to other matters.'
  27. 'She was wise in some ways, foolish in others, strong and yet weak, stubborn and yet compliant.'
  28. 'You know that we are weak, but you are wise in seeing our strengths.'
  29. 'However, I fear these men are too wise in the ways of War to permit that.'
  30. 'May they be wise in the paths they choose to follow.'
  31. 'We also have to be wise in where we choose to attack.'
  32. 'Be wise in your handling of this precious knowledge; its secrecy is imperative.'
  33. 'On April 10, the forestry police finally became wise to the situation and raided the restaurant, arresting the owner and 20 employees.'

verb

Become aware of or informed about something.
  1. 'It never ceased to amaze us that this trick worked day after day, week after week without the fools wising up to us.'
  2. 'The public are wising up because if recent past elections are anything to go by apathetic turn outs just keep getting worse.'
  3. 'Forever desperate to present his charges as potential world-beaters four years down the line, he should wise up to the fact that moulding them into a team merely tough to beat might be as good as it can get.'

noun

The manner or extent of something.

    Definitions

    1. having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right; possessing discernment, judgment, or discretion.

    2. characterized by or showing such power; judicious or prudent: a wise decision.

    3. possessed of or characterized by scholarly knowledge or learning; learned; erudite: wise in the law.

    4. having knowledge or information as to facts, circumstances, etc.: We are wiser for their explanations.

    5. Slang. informed; in the know: Yo

    More examples(as adjective)

    "people can be wise after events."

    "people can be wise in regards."

    "people can be wise beyond years."

    "sergeants can be wise in neighbourhoods."

    "respondings can be wise as matches."

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    Origin

    (wise)Old English wīse, of Germanic origin; related to wit.

    Phrase

    in no wise