ETYM Latin astutus, from astus craft, cunning; perh. cognate with Eng. acute.
Marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; SYN. sharp, shrewd.
Acutely perceptive and shrewd.
Sinonimi: brilliant | smart as a whip
Having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence; SYN. brilliant, smart as a whip.
1. Clever, shrewd; also; prudent
2. (chiefly Scottish) Careful, steady; also; restrained; quiet, snug
Characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance; SYN. egotistic, egotistical, self-conceited, swollen, swollen-headed, vain.
ETYM Latin consideratus, p. p.
Showing concern for the rights and feelings of others.
ETYM Latin cor, cordis, heart.
Of a leaf shape; SYN. heart-shaped.
1. Able to make or detect effects of great subtlety; sensitive; SYN. fine.
2. Having or revealing keen insight and good judgment.
3. Unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic; SYN. discreet.
ETYM French profond, Latin profundus; pro before, forward + fundus the bottom. Related to Found to establish, Bottom lowest part.
1. Coming from deep within one.
2. Of the greatest intensity; complete.
3. Showing intellectual penetration or emotional depths; from the depths of one's being.
4. Situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed; SYN. unfathomed, unplumbed, unsounded.
ETYM Latin prudens, -entis, contr. from providens: cf. French prudent. Related to Provident.
1. Careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment.
2. Showing wise self-restraint in speech and behavior especially in preserving prudent silence.
ETYM Latin sagax, sagacis, akin to sagire to perceive quickly or keenly, and probably to Eng. seek. Related to Seek, Presage.
Skillful in statecraft or management.
1. Having wisdom that comes with age and experience.
2. Of the gray-green color of sage leaves; SYN. sage-green.
ETYM Latin sapientia: cf. French sapience. Related to Sapient.
The quality of being sapient; wisdom; sageness; knowledge.
ETYM Latin sentenciosus: cf. French sentencieux.
Abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing.
Full of meaning; aphoristic; tending to moralize.
1. Having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir faire
2. Intellectually appealing
3. Marked by wide-ranging knowledge and appreciation of many parts of the world arising from urban life and wide travel
Having the benefit of careful prior consideration or counsel; SYN. advised.
(Of meat) Cooked until there is no pink meat left inside.
Cunning, tricky, decep
Full of wiles, tricks, or stratagems; mischievously artful.
ETYM Old Eng. wise, AS. wîse.
Having or prompted by wisdom or discernment.