Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun wise

3 senses of wise

Sense 1
wise -- (a way of doing or being; "in no wise"; "in this wise")
       => manner, mode, style, way, fashion -- (how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion")

Sense 2
Wise, Stephen Samuel Wise -- (United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949))
       INSTANCE OF=> religious leader -- (leader of a religious order)

Sense 3
Wise, Isaac Mayer Wise -- (United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900))
       INSTANCE OF=> religious leader -- (leader of a religious order)

Antonyms of adj wise

4 senses of wise

Sense 1
wise (vs. foolish) -- (having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; "a wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment")

foolish (vs. wise) -- (devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision")
        => absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous -- (incongruous;inviting ridicule; "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"; "that's a cockeyed idea"; "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"; "a contribution so small as to be laughable"; "it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"; "a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history"; "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous")
        => asinine, fatuous, inane, mindless, vacuous -- (devoid of intelligence)
        => cockamamie, cockamamy, goofy, sappy, silly, wacky, whacky, zany -- (ludicrous, foolish; "gave me a cockamamie reason for not going"; "wore a goofy hat"; "a silly idea"; "some wacky plan for selling more books")
        => fond -- (absurd or silly because unlikely; "fond hopes of becoming President"; "fond fancies")
        => harebrained, insane, mad -- (very foolish; "harebrained ideas"; "took insane risks behind the wheel"; "a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains")
        => ill-conceived, misguided -- (poorly conceived or thought out; "an ill-conceived plan to take over the company")
        => rattlebrained, rattlepated, scatterbrained, scatty -- (lacking sense or discretion; "his rattlebrained crackpot ideas"; "how rattlepated I am! I've forgotten what I came for"- Glenway Westcott)
        => unwise -- (showing or resulting from lack of judgment or wisdom; "an unwise investor is soon impoverished")

Sense 2
judicious, wise, heady -- (marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters; "judicious use of one's money"; "a wise decision")

INDIRECT (VIA prudent) -> imprudent -- (not prudent or wise; "very imprudent of her mother to encourage her in such silly romantic ideas"; "would be imprudent for a noneconomist to talk about the details of economic policy"- A.M.Schlesinger)

Sense 3
knowing, wise (predicate), wise to (predicate) -- (evidencing the possession of inside information)

INDIRECT (VIA informed) -> uninformed -- (not informed; lacking in knowledge or information; "the uninformed public")

Sense 4
fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wise -- (improperly forward or bold; "don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"; "Don't get wise with me!")

INDIRECT (VIA forward) -> backward -- ((used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature; "a backward lover")

Similarity of adj wise

4 senses of wise

Sense 1
wise (vs. foolish) -- (having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; "a wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment")
       => all-knowing, omniscient -- (infinitely wise)
       => perspicacious, sagacious, sapient -- (acutely insightful and wise; "much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument"; "observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions"; "a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators")
       => owlish -- (resembling an owl; solemn and wise in appearance)
       => sapiential -- (characterized by wisdom, especially the wisdom of God; "a sapiential government")
       => sage -- (having wisdom that comes with age and experience)
          Also See-> advisable#1; well-advised#1, advised#1; politic#1; prudent#1

Sense 2
judicious, wise, heady -- (marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters; "judicious use of one's money"; "a wise decision")
       => prudent (vs. imprudent) -- (careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment; "a prudent manager"; "prudent rulers"; "prudent hesitation"; "more prudent to hide than to fight")

Sense 3
knowing, wise (predicate), wise to (predicate) -- (evidencing the possession of inside information)
       => informed (vs. uninformed) -- (having much knowledge or education; "an informed public"; "informed opinion"; "the informed customer")

Sense 4
fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wise -- (improperly forward or bold; "don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"; "Don't get wise with me!")
       => forward (vs. backward) -- (used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline")

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