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Meaning & Definition of Wise in English

English

Wise

/waɪz/

noun

1. A way of doing or being

  • "In no wise"
  • "In this wise"
    synonym:
  • wise

2. United states jewish leader (born in hungary) (1874-1949)

    synonym:
  • Wise
  • ,
  • Stephen Samuel Wise

3. United states religious leader (born in bohemia) who united reform jewish organizations in the united states (1819-1900)

    synonym:
  • Wise
  • ,
  • Isaac Mayer Wise

adjective

1. Having or prompted by wisdom or discernment

  • "A wise leader"
  • "A wise and perceptive comment"
    synonym:
  • wise

2. Marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters

  • "Judicious use of one's money"
  • "A wise decision"
    synonym:
  • judicious
  • ,
  • wise
  • ,
  • heady

3. Evidencing the possession of inside information

    synonym:
  • knowing
  • ,
  • wise(p)
  • ,
  • wise to(p)

4. Improperly forward or bold

  • "Don't be fresh with me"
  • "Impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"
  • "An impudent boy given to insulting strangers"
  • "Don't get wise with me!"
    synonym:
  • fresh
  • ,
  • impertinent
  • ,
  • impudent
  • ,
  • overbold
  • ,
  • smart
  • ,
  • saucy
  • ,
  • sassy
  • ,
  • wise

Examples of using

Where did you get all this wise?
It was wise decision.
The tribal wise man shared his knowledge with all the young.