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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
wisdom /'wizd m/
  • danh từ
    • tính khôn ngoan
    • sự từng tri, sự lịch duyệt
    • kiến thức, học thức, sự hiểu biết, sự thông thái
Concise Dictionary
+accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
+the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
+ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight
+the quality of being prudent and sensible
+an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom; although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 sagacity, sageness, judgement, discernment, reason, prudence, judiciousness, (common) sense, insight, penetration, sapience, understanding, rationality, clear-sightedness, clear-headedness, perspicacity, perspicuity, percipience, perception, perceptiveness, intelligence, acuteness, acumen, astuteness, sharpness, shrewdness, long-headedness:
At least she had the wisdom not to shoot the intruder. Allen's wisdom stems from long experience in such matters.
2 knowledge, learning, erudition, lore, scholarship, enlightenment:
The wisdom of the ages is locked away in these books.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun [U]
1 the ability to make sensible decisions and give good advice because of the experience and knowledge that you have: a woman of great wisdom + words of wisdom
2 ~ of sth / of doing sth how sensible sth is: I question the wisdom of giving a child so much money.
3 the knowledge that a society or culture has gained over a long period of time: the collective wisdom of the Native American people
Idioms: conventional / received wisdom the view or belief that most people hold: Conventional wisdom has it that riots only ever happen in cities.
in his / her / its, etc. (infinite) wisdom used when you are saying that you do not understand why sb has done sth: The government in its wisdom has decided to support the ban.
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Collocation Dictionary


deep, great, profound | accepted, conventional, established, folk, popular, prevailing, received, traditional
Conventional wisdom has it that riots only ever happen in cities.
| street, worldly
He is too lacking in worldly wisdom to be a politician.
| accumulated, collective
the accumulated wisdom of generations
| ancient
A bridge between ancient wisdom and modern insight is now being built.
| innate, inner, instinctive, intuitive | political | divine


doubt, have doubts about, question
Many commentators doubted the political wisdom of introducing a new tax.
| seek
Those who seek wisdom at the shrine will find it.
| impart
Do you have any wisdom to impart on this subject?
| prove
The latest unemployment figures prove the wisdom of the government's policy.


a fount/source of wisdom
Consultants are too often seen as the source of all wisdom.
| in sb's (infinite) wisdom
(ironic) In their infinite wisdom, the council closed the swimming pool for the school holidays.
| pearls of wisdom
students eager to catch pearls of wisdom from the professor's lips
| the pursuit of wisdom
She devoted her life to the pursuit of wisdom.
| wit and wisdom
He entertained the audience for two hours with his wit and wisdom.
| with the wisdom of hindsight
It's easy enough to see what we should have done, with the wisdom of hindsight.
| words of wisdom
The former world champion imparted a few words of wisdom to the young runners.

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