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Definition 1: a way of doing or being - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where wise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in no wise
  • in this wise

(wise is a kind of ...) how something is done or how it happens

"her dignified manner" "his rapid manner of talking" "their nomadic mode of existence" "in the characteristic New York style" "a lonely way of life" "in an abrasive fashion"

Definition 2: United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for wise in the sense of this definition

(wise is an instance of ...) leader of a religious order

Definition 3: United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for wise in the sense of this definition

(wise is an instance of ...) leader of a religious order

Definition 4: having or prompted by wisdom or discernment - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where wise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a wise leader
  • a wise and perceptive comment

(wise is similar to ...) infinitely wise

(wise is similar to ...) acutely insightful and wise

"much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument" "observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions" "a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators"

(wise is similar to ...) resembling an owl; solemn and wise in appearance

(wise is similar to ...) characterized by wisdom, especially the wisdom of God

"a sapiential government"

(wise is similar to ...) having wisdom that comes with age and experience

(means also ...) worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent or wise

"such action is neither necessary nor advisable" "extreme caution is advisable" "it is advisable to telephone first"

(means also ...) having the benefit of careful prior consideration or counsel

"a well-advised delay in carrying out the plan"

(means also ...) marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness

"it is neither polite nor politic to get into other people's quarrels" "a politic decision" "a politic manager" "a politic old scoundrel" "a shrewd and politic reply"

(means also ...) careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment

"a prudent manager" "prudent rulers" "prudent hesitation" "more prudent to hide than to fight"

Definition 5: improperly forward or bold - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • don't be fresh with me
  • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
  • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
  • Don't get wise with me!

Synonyms for wise in the sense of this definition

(wise is similar to ...) used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty

"a forward child badly in need of discipline"

Definition 6: evidencing the possession of inside information - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for wise in the sense of this definition

(wise is similar to ...) having much knowledge or education

"an informed public" "informed opinion" "the informed customer"

Definition 7: marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • judicious use of one's money
  • a wise decision

Synonyms for wise in the sense of this definition

(wise is similar to ...) careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment

"a prudent manager" "prudent rulers" "prudent hesitation" "more prudent to hide than to fight"

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