English - Vietnamese Dictionary
wisdom /'wizd m/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự từng tri, sự lịch duyệt
- kiến thức, học thức, sự hiểu biết, sự thông thái
+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
Advanced English 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.
+ noun [U]Collocation Dictionary
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.
more at PEARL
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
A bridge between ancient wisdom and modern insight is now being built.
| innate, inner, instinctive, intuitive | political | divine
VERB + WISDOM
doubt, have doubts about, question
Many commentators doubted the political wisdom of introducing a new tax.
Those who seek wisdom at the shrine will find it.
Do you have any wisdom to impart on this subject?
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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