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Definition 1: the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for wisdom in the sense of this definition

(wisdom is a kind of ...) a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

(... is a kind of wisdom ) the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating

(... is a kind of wisdom ) wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge

"his knowledgeability impressed me" "his dullness was due to lack of initiation"

(... is a kind of wisdom ) wisdom in the management of public affairs

(... is a kind of wisdom ) the trait of judging wisely and objectively

"a man of discernment"

Definition 2: the quality of being prudent and sensible - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for wisdom in the sense of this definition

(wisdom is a kind of ...) that which is pleasing or valuable or useful

"weigh the good against the bad" "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization"

(... is a kind of wisdom ) the quality of being advisable

"they questioned the advisability of our policy"

(... is a kind of wisdom ) goodness of reason and judgment

"the judiciary is built on the reasonableness of judges"

Definition 3: ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for wisdom in the sense of this definition

(wisdom is a kind of ...) the (technical) knowledge and skill required to do something

(... is a kind of wisdom ) the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas

(... is a kind of wisdom ) the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations

Definition 4: accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment - [noun denoting cognition]

(wisdom is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of wisdom ) wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound

"the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs"

Definition 5: an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom; although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for wisdom in the sense of this definition

(wisdom is an instance of ...) a major division of a long written composition

"the book of Isaiah"

(... is part of wisdom) 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox Church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status

(... is part of wisdom) any of the biblical books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus) that are considered to contain wisdom

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