Definition of “wisdom” - English Dictionary

“wisdom” in English

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wisdomnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈwɪz.dəm/ us /ˈwɪz.dəm/

B2 the ability to use your knowledge and experience to make good decisions and judgments:

I certainly hope to gain a little wisdom as I grow older.
He hosts 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.

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(Definition of “wisdom” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“wisdom” in American English

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wisdomnoun [ U ]

us /ˈwɪz·dəm/

the ability to make good judgments based on what you have learned from your experience, or the knowledge and understanding that gives you this ability

Wisdom also means the quality of being a good judgment:

I question the wisdom of separating a child from his brothers and sisters whatever the circumstances.

(Definition of “wisdom” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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We must have respect for everyone, but we must also have the wisdom to find the ways to understand each other, communicate and be able to interact with each other.
I would question the wisdom of this parliament in producing this report and in doing so pass judgement on other cultures and their values.
Our partners have accepted this principle in return for a guarantee that wisdom and common sense will prevail when it comes to selecting the issues for discussion.
What wisdom did it bestow?
I am concerned at the wisdom of putting 30% of the appropriation into the reserve for security services as the rapporteur proposes.
They are three statesmen by virtue, frankly, of their age, but some would also say by virtue of their experience or their wisdom.
In such conditions, wisdom would suggest that all of the amendments are accepted and submitted to the vote, in the knowledge that some will not be voted for.
The collapse of prices in the beef and pigmeat sectors has shown us that this is not the case, and you do not have a monopoly on political wisdom.
We wish the government courage and wisdom.
There is a great deal of wisdom in this proverb, and we must therefore support every effort made to maintain the health of society and the individuals within it.