Synonyms of wise in English:

wise


See definition of wise

adjective

1‘a wise old man’

SYNONYMS

sage, sagacious, intelligent, clever, learned, showing great knowledge, with great knowledge, knowledgeable, informed, enlightened

astute, shrewd, acute, sharp, sharp-witted, canny, knowing, sensible, prudent, discerning, judicious, penetrating, perceptive, full of insight, insightful, clear-sighted, percipient, perspicacious, perspicuous, owlish

well advised, well thought out, well judged, politic, expedient, strategic, tactical, far-sighted

rational, logical, sound, sane

informal smart

British informal fly

dated long-headed

rare sapient, argute

ANTONYMS

stupid, silly, foolish


Phrases

    put someone wise

      ‘I suppose Lucy put you wise’

      SYNONYMS

      tell, inform, notify, apprise, make aware, put in the picture, fill in, break the news to

      warn, forewarn, alert

      clue in, clue up, tip off, tip someone the wink

    wise to

      ‘Alpine climbers have been wise to these techniques for years’

      SYNONYMS

      aware of, familiar with, acquainted with, cognizant of