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synonyms for worldly wise

  • astute
  • careful
  • cautious
  • circumspect
  • considerate
  • expedient
  • prudent
  • rational
  • reasonable
  • sane
  • sensible
  • shrewd
  • skillful
  • sober
  • thorough
  • accurate
  • acute
  • calculating
  • clear-sighted
  • considered
  • diplomatic
  • discerning
  • discreet
  • discriminating
  • efficacious
  • enlightened
  • far-sighted
  • informed
  • judicial
  • keen
  • perceptive
  • perspicacious
  • politic
  • profound
  • quick-witted
  • sagacious
  • sage
  • sapient
  • seasonable
  • seemly
  • sharp
  • sophisticated
  • sound
  • wary
  • well-advised
  • well-judged
  • worldly-wise
  • disenchanted
  • embittered
  • broken
  • debunked
  • enlightened
  • freed
  • knowing
  • punctured
  • shattered
  • sophisticated
  • undeceived
  • blasé
  • brought down to earth
  • disenthralled
  • disentranced
  • indifferent
  • let-down
  • mondaine
  • out of love
  • sadder and wiser
  • worldly
  • worldly-wise

antonyms for worldly wise

MOST RELEVANT
  • careless
  • ignorant
  • imprudent
  • inattentive
  • incautious
  • indiscreet
  • irrational
  • rash
  • stupid
  • thoughtless
  • uncareful
  • unrealistic
  • unreasonable
  • unsound
  • unwise
  • foolish
  • hasty
  • idiotic
  • injudicious
  • nonsensical
  • reckless
  • senseless
  • stupid
  • unaware
  • unintelligent
  • ignorant
  • slow
  • unskilled
  • inexperienced
  • unknowing
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How to use worldly wise in a sentence

The most High hath created medicines out of the earth, and a wise man will not abhor them.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
A wise man hateth not the commandments and justices, and he shall not be dashed in pieces as a ship in a storm.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
She is quite true, but not wise, and your left hand must not know what your right hand is doing.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
There are three things a wise man will not trust: the wind, the sunshine of an April day, and woman's plighted faith.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
It's an idle question, I know; wise men and musty philosophers say that regrets are foolish.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
They will reach you by the hands of Mr. Mackenzie, a worldly-minded Scotch merchant, but honest as to earthly things.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Gold and silver make the feet stand sure: but wise counsel is above them both.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
If so, it is to be hoped that, wise man as you are, the first attack of this disorder was also your last.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He was aware of his own helplessness; he felt almost like a boy scolding his own wise, affectionate mother.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
If he fall, God has his wise purpose in the judgement, and I shall find resignation.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
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WORDS RELATED TO WORLDLY WISE

  • accomplished
  • adept
  • battle-scarred
  • been around
  • been there
  • competent
  • expert
  • familiar
  • hardened
  • instructed
  • knowledgeable
  • matured
  • old hand
  • practiced
  • prepared
  • pro
  • professional
  • qualified
  • skillful
  • tested
  • toughened
  • trained
  • tried
  • vet
  • veteran
  • weathered
  • wise
  • worldly
  • worldly wise
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