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definition of the word wise

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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From Old English wīs, from Proto-Germanic *wīsaz, from a participle form of Proto-Indo-European *weid-. Cognate with Dutch wijs, German weis, Swedish vis. Compare wit.

wise (comparative wiser, superlative wisest)




  1. Showing good judgement or the benefit of experience.
    Storing extra food for the winter was a wise decision.
    They were considered the wise old men of the administration.
  2. (colloquial) Disrespectful.
    Don't get wise with me!

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