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wisdom

noun
 
 
/ˈwɪzdəm/
B2 [U] the ability to use your knowledge and experience to make good decisions and judgmentsWise and sensible
the wisdom of sth/doing sth If you doubt the wisdom of something, you think it is probably not a good plan: Many people have questioned the wisdom of spending so much money on weapons.Suspecting and questioningQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriosity
Translations of “wisdom”
in Korean 지혜…
in Arabic حِكْمة…
in Portuguese sabedoria, bom senso, sensatez…
in Catalan saviesa, seny…
in Japanese 知恵, 賢さ…
in Italian saggezza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 智慧, 明智…
in Russian мудрость…
in Turkish akıl, akıllılık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 智慧, 明智…
in Polish mądrość…
(Definition of wisdom from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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