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Entry Word: wise
Function: adjective
Text: 1 having or showing deep understanding and intelligent application of knowledge <a respected and wise old judge famous for her sensible rulings>
Synonyms discerning, insightful, perceptive, sagacious, sage, sapient
Related Words acute, perspicacious; experienced; discriminating, discriminative; brainy, brilliant, bright, clever, intelligent, keen, nimble, quick, quick-witted, smart; cerebral, erudite, knowledgeable, learned, literate, scholarly; astute, sharp, shrewd; contemplative, reflective, thoughtful
Near Antonyms dense, dull, obtuse; brainless, dumb, feebleminded, foolish, idiotic, imbecilic, moronic, silly, simple, slow, stupid, thoughtless, unintelligent, witless; undiscriminating
Antonyms undiscerning, unperceptive, unwise
2 having inside information <they fooled everyone else, but I'd heard them talking and was wise to their true intentions>
Synonyms hip, knowing
Related Words alerted, aware, clued, forewarned, informed, prepared, ready, warned; observant, observing, sharp, sharp-eyed; alert, attentive, open-eyed, vigilant, watchful
Phrases in the know
Near Antonyms oblivious, unaware, unconscious, uninformed, unperceiving, unseeing, unwitting; heedless, unmindful, unobservant, unobserving; unprepared, unready, unwary
Antonyms unknowing
3 suitable for bringing about a desired result under the circumstances <selling the stock just before it plunged in value was a wise move on your part> -- see EXPEDIENT