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Definition of "wisdom" []

  • The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; insight. (noun)
  • Common sense; good judgment: "It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things” ( Henry David Thoreau). (noun)
  • The sum of learning through the ages; knowledge: "In those homely sayings was couched the collective wisdom of generations” ( Maya Angelou). (noun)
  • Wise teachings of the ancient sages. (noun)
  • A wise outlook, plan, or course of action. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wisdom" in a sentence
  • "SPIRIT, by which was "revealed" to them "_The wisdom of God_ ... even the _hidden wisdom_, which GOD ordained before the world.""
  • "As it says in the beginning, -- "Tending babies is an art, and every art is founded on a science of observations; for love is not wisdom, but love must act _according to wisdom_ in order to succeed."
  • "I did not always listen, but his wisdom is a part of me today."