Wisdom is the ability to know what is true or right, common sense or the collection of one's knowledge.(noun)
An example of wisdom is the quote "The best mind altering drug is truth."
See wisdom in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE < wis, wise + -dom, -dom
See wisdom in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English wīsdōm; see weid- in Indo-European roots.
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a maxim, axiom, proverb, or old saying.
a collection of teachings, as the Analects of Confucius.
a superior form of wisdom, as that of the Gnostics, supposed to have been acquired mystically. See also mysticism.
an excessive respect for one’s own wisdom.
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