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Yet conventional wisdom suggests that such tactics do not work for luxury goods. Times, Sunday Times (2016)PwC questioned the wisdom of plans to take the opposite approach. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In doing so they fool themselves that the wisdom of the people must inevitably support their world view. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His success is defying conventional wisdom. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is a man in the Bundesliga who is turning convention and received wisdom on its head. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A case in point is the conventional wisdom on inequality. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I don't see how anyone can question my wisdom. The Sun (2016)When you're in a hole stop digging, the conventional wisdom suggests. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Wisdom was the ability to act on this information and stop smoking. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We can learn much from that ancient wisdom. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)Wisdom means foundational knowledge about life and how it all works and fits together. Christianity Today (2000)This research contradicts much of the received wisdom on the link between income and happiness. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Nor is the wisdom of age restricted to musicians. Times, Sunday Times (2006)People are apt to question the wisdom of this. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Today he is having a wisdom tooth removed and tomorrow he is back on his bin round. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Pop and jazz standards delivered with wit and wisdom by urbane vocalist. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This became the accepted wisdom by the end of the day. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Wisdom makes a particularly big contribution to happiness in old age. MAKING HAPPY PEOPLE (2005)The other is the theme of drawing on ancient wisdom to resolve conflict. Times, Sunday Times (2010) People have wisdom on their side when they say that football is less and less a physical game. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We have lost all wisdom, all sense of touch or smell or fear or recognition. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is not the world of wrestling with the forces of darkness so much as having the wisdom and the insight to change. Times, Sunday Times (2013)To him the bird's long face seemed full of patience and wisdom. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You have the wisdom and ability to draw a line under the past and convince people to see how good change can be. The Sun (2013)It means practical wisdom, a sense of yourself and the world that comes naturally to you. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That's the wisdom of the people. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: wisdom /ˈwɪzdəm/ NOUN
Wisdom is the ability to use your experience and knowledge to make sensible decisions and judgments.
...the patience and wisdom that comes from old age.
- American English: wisdom
- Arabic: حِكْمَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: sabedoria
- Chinese: 智慧
- Croatian: mudrost
- Czech: moudrost
- Danish: visdom
- Dutch: wijsheid
- European Spanish: sabiduría
- Finnish: viisaus
- French: sagesse
- German: Weisheit
- Greek: σοφία
- Italian: saggezza
- Japanese: 賢明
- Korean: 지혜
- Norwegian: klokhet
- Polish: mądrość
- European Portuguese: sabedoria
- Romanian: înțelepciune
- Russian: мудрость
- Spanish: sabiduría
- Swedish: visdom
- Thai: สติปัญญา ความเฉลียวฉลาด
- Turkish: zeka
- Ukrainian: мудрість
- Vietnamese: sự thông thái
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