wise


wise

adjective, wis·er, wis·est.

  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: You’re wise, so why not give us the low-down?
  6. Archaic. having knowledge of magic or witchcraft.

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