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wisely

[ wahyz ]SEE DEFINITION OF wisely

Synonyms for wisely

  • carefully
  • intelligently
  • judiciously
  • sensibly
  • shrewdly
  • sagely
  • discerningly
  • discreetly
  • knowingly
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Antonyms for wisely

  • foolishly
  • stupidly
  • unthinkingly
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WISELY

Aspasia said wisely, that the spirit of beauty flows in, only where the proportions are harmonious.

These guaranties must be sacredly preserved and wisely strengthened.

This is no unsolvable problem if we face it wisely and courageously.

Johnny stared, opened his mouth to speak, then wisely closed it and did as he was bidden.

She wisely waited to do that until he was dead; so it came on only a year ago.

He chose his course, knowing all that he renounced, and he chose it wisely.

The room in which stood the Citizen Morot was dark, and wisely so.

How madly I am trusting you; and yet my heart tells me how wisely!

Other questions force themselves as wisely we wait to think.

Ghosts have about them, “and not so nobly or wisely as might be.”

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wis, from Proto-Germanic *wisaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian wis, Old Norse viss, Dutch wijs, German weise "wise"), from past participle adjective *wittos of PIE root *weid- "to see," hence "to know" (see vision). Slang meaning "aware, cunning" first attested 1896. Related to the source of Old English witan "to know, wit."

Wise guy is attested from 1896, American English. Wisenheimer, with mock German or Yiddish surname suffix, first recorded 1904.

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