- Wisdom is the ability to know what is true or right, common sense or the collection of one's knowledge.
An example of wisdom is the quote "The best mind altering drug is truth."
Wisdom definition by Webster's New World
- the quality of being wise; power of judging rightly and following the soundest course of action, based on knowledge, experience, understanding, etc.; good judgment; sagacity
- learning; knowledge; erudition: the wisdom of the ages
- Now Rare wise discourse or teaching
- Wisdom of Solomon
- a wise plan or course of action
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English ; from wis, wise plush -dom, -dom
Wisdom definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; insight.
- Common sense; good judgment: “It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things” (Henry David Thoreau).
- a. The sum of learning through the ages; knowledge: “In those homely sayings was couched the collective wisdom of generations” (Maya Angelou).b. Wise teachings of the ancient sages.
- A wise outlook, plan, or course of action.
- Wisdom Bible Wisdom of Solomon.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English wīsdōm; see weid- in Indo-European roots.
wisdom - Ologies & -Isms Definition
Variant of Wisdom of Solomon