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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwisdomwis‧dom /ˈwɪzdəm/ ●●○ noun [uncountable]  1 INTELLIGENTgood sense and judgment, based especially on your experience of life a man of great wisdomquestion/doubt the wisdom of (doing) something Local people are questioning the wisdom of spending so much money on a new road. You can always expect a few words of wisdom from Dave. pearls of wisdom at pearl(3)2 INTELLIGENTknowledge gained over a long period of time through learning or experience the collected wisdom of many centuriessee thesaurus at knowledge3 (the) conventional/received/traditional etc wisdom4 in somebody’s (infinite) wisdom
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wisdomThanks to a sound system that fails to function properly, Kevin's words of diseased warning and wisdom are indecipherable.Their new role is to challenge conventional wisdom.He set out a scenario which ran against the conventional wisdom at the time.Conventional wisdom says that the health of the economy is one of the most important factors that determines a president's chances of winning re-election.Beyond the threat there is wisdom.Both passed wisdom down with complex language.Paul learned to value his father's wisdom and advice.an old man's wisdomGleysteen sensed that Park was losing his way, seeming to be uncertain about the wisdom of his own decisions.Some people were beginning to doubt the wisdom of their leader's decisions.Already, they said, he had the wisdom of an old man, a sage.The wisdom about life, and about the dangers which her desires may bring about, is gained by every listener.question/doubt the wisdom of (doing) somethingAnd he even questioned the wisdom of having such a thing as a World Cup.Some teachers have questioned the wisdom of supplying tape machines at all for the computer.In fact, it terrified him, and it made him question the wisdom of getting involved with Gabby.At least one money manager who focuses on emerging markets questions the wisdom of that approach.The reader might question the wisdom of leaving oil prices to be determined by purely market forces.