wisdom

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. sagacity, understanding; conventional wisdom. See knowledge.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Intellectual power]
Syn. intelligence, sagacity, perspicacity; see sanity 1 , sense 2 .
2. [Good sense]
Syn. prudence, astuteness, sense, reason, clear thinking, brains, good judgment, sagacity, understanding, sanity, shrewdness, experience, practical knowledge, carefulness, vigilance, tact, balance, poise, stability, caution, solidity, hardheadedness, savoir faire (French), common sense, horse sense*, savvy*.
Ant. stupidity*, irrationality, rashness.
3. [Learning]
Syn. erudition, enlightenment, attainment; see knowledge 1 .
See Synonym Study at knowledge .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
knowledge, experience, erudition, good judgment, insight, sagacity, common sense, *horse sense, intelligence, smarts, *brains, discernment, acumen, savvy, enlightenment, foresight. ''A special knowledge in excess of all that is known.''—Ambrose Bierce. ''The soul's natural food.''— Jacob Anatoli. ''[That which]
comes by suffering.''—Aeschylus.
ANT.: ignorance, inexperience, stupidity, foolishness
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Deep, thorough, or mature understanding: insight, profundity, sagaciousness, sagacity, sageness, sapience. See WISE. 2. The ability to make sensible decisions: common sense, judgment, sense. Informal: gumption, horse sense. See ABILITY. 3. That which is known; the sum of what has been perceived, discovered, or inferred: information, knowledge, lore. See KNOWLEDGE.

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