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wisdom

  

      n  
1    the ability or result of an ability to think and act utilizing knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight  
2    accumulated knowledge, erudition, or enlightenment  
3    Archaic   a wise saying or wise sayings or teachings  
4    Obsolete   soundness of mind,   (Related adj)        sagacious  
     (Old English wisdom; see wise1, -dom)  


Wisdom of Jesus, the Son of Sirach  
      n      the. another name for       Ecclesiasticus  
Wisdom of Solomon  
      n   a book of the Apocrypha, probably written about 50 b.c., addressed primarily to Jews who were under the influence of Hellenistic learning  
wisdom tooth  
      n  
1    any of the four molar teeth, one at the back of each side of the jaw, that are the last of the permanent teeth to erupt,   (Technical name)    third molar  
2    cut one's wisdom teeth   to arrive at the age of discretion  
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wisdom

  
  
astuteness, circumspection, comprehension, discernment, enlightenment, erudition, foresight, insight, intelligence, judgment, judiciousness, knowledge, learning, penetration, prudence, reason, sagacity, sapience, sense, smarts     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   sound judgment, understanding  
  
Antonyms     
   absurdity, bêtise     (rare)   daftness     (informal)   folly, foolishness, idiocy, injudiciousness, nonsense, senselessness, silliness, stupidity  

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