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1. wise

adjective. ['ˈwaɪz'] having or prompted by wisdom or discernment.

Synonyms

  • sapient
  • prudent
  • perspicacious
  • well-advised
  • sage
  • politic
  • sapiential
  • advised
  • owlish
  • advisable
  • omniscient
  • sagacious

Antonyms

  • imprudent
  • ill-advised
  • impolitic
  • inadvisable

Etymology

  • wis (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wise (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wisen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wisian (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Wise

  • sensationalize
  • decriminalize
  • misapplies
  • improvise
  • underlies
  • pint-size
  • mcfly's
  • comprise
  • complies
  • vanhise
  • surprise
  • supply's
  • supplies
  • shanghai's
  • reprise
  • replies
  • oversize
  • marseilles
  • implies
  • goodbyes
  • emprise
  • duis
  • disguise
  • despise
  • decries
  • chastise
  • baptize
  • upsize
  • surmise
  • revise

How do you pronounce wise?

Pronounce wise as waɪz.

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Sentences with wise


1. Noun, singular or mass
A book would signify that he will become a very wise and educated person.

2. Verb, past participle
Packing in your own water is wise at these locations.

3. Adjective
When employees at this stage act out, it can be wise to listen to and address their concerns.

Quotes about wise


1. The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
- William Shakespeare, As You Like It

2. A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
- Marilyn Monroe

3. If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

2. penny-wise

adjective. thrifty in small matters only.

Antonyms

  • improvident

Etymology

  • penny (English)
  • penning (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wise (English)
  • wis (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. baby-wise

adverb. like a baby.

4. worldly-wise

adjective. experienced in and wise to the ways of the world.

Antonyms

  • illiterate

5. wise

adjective. ['ˈwaɪz'] marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters.

Synonyms

  • judicious
  • prudent

Antonyms

  • stale
  • staleness
  • debilitating

Etymology

  • wis (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wise (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wisen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wisian (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. wise

noun. ['ˈwaɪz'] a way of doing or being.

Synonyms

  • mode
  • style
  • fashion
  • way

Antonyms

  • unoriginal
  • soured
  • dirty
  • impure

Etymology

  • wis (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wise (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wisen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wisian (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. Wise

noun. United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949).

8. wise

adjective. ['ˈwaɪz'] improperly forward or bold.

Synonyms

  • impudent
  • forward
  • impertinent
  • sassy
  • overbold
  • saucy
  • smart

Antonyms

  • improvident
  • irresponsible
  • careless
  • undiscerning

Etymology

  • wis (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wise (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wisen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wisian (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. wise

adjective. ['ˈwaɪz'] evidencing the possession of inside information.

Synonyms

  • knowing
  • informed

Antonyms

  • achromatic
  • undiplomatic
  • old

Etymology

  • wis (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wise (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wisen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wisian (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. Wise

noun. United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900).

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