• Showing good judgement or the benefit of experience.
  • Disrespectful.
  • Aware, informed.




Opposite words


  • From Middle English wis, wys, from Old English wīs, from Proto-Germanic *wīsaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weydstos, *weydtos, a participle form of *weyd-.
  • Cognate with Dutch wijs, German weise, Norwegian and Swedish vis. Compare wit.
  • From Old English wīse, from Proto-Germanic *wīsō. Cognate with Dutch wijze, German Weise, Norwegian vis, Swedish visa, vis, Italian guisa, Spanish guisa. Compare -wise.
  • From Middle English wisen, from Old English wisian, from Proto-West Germanic *wīsijan, from Proto-Germanic *wīsaną, *wīsijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *weyd-.
  • Cognate with Dutch wijzen, German weisen, Danish and Norwegian Bokmål vise, Norwegian Nynorsk visa.

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