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wisdom

noun [U]     /ˈwɪz.dəm/
B2 the ability to use your knowledge and experience to make good decisions and judgments: One certainly hopes to gain a little wisdom as one grows older. He's got a weekly radio programme in which he dispenses wisdom (= gives his opinions) on a variety of subjects. I tend to doubt the wisdom of separating a child from its family whatever the circumstances. Did we ever stop to question the wisdom of going to war? Before I went off to university my father gave me a few words of wisdom. Conventional/Received/Popular wisdom has it (= most people think) that women are more emotional than men, but in my experience it often isn't the case.Wise and sensibleIntelligencePerceptive
(Definition of wisdom noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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