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Gnostic

Gnostic Of, relating to, or possessing intellectual or spiritual knowledge.
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Wise

Having the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; sagacious
A wise leader.
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Gnostic

Of or relating to Gnosticism.
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Wise

Exhibiting common sense; prudent
A wise decision.
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Gnostic

A believer in Gnosticism.
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Wise

Shrewd; crafty
Made a wise move selling the house when he did.
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Gnostic

Alternative case form of Gnostic
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Wise

Provided with information; informed. Often used with to
I'm wise to your tricks. We were none the wiser after reading the report.
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Gnostic

Knowing; wise; shrewd
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Wise

(Slang) Rude and disrespectful; impudent.
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Gnostic

Alternative case form of Gnostic
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Wise

Method or manner of doing; way
In no wise.
In any wise.
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Gnostic

Knowing; wise; shrewd.
I said you were a gnostic fellow.
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Wise

Showing good judgement or the benefit of experience.
Storing extra food for the winter was a wise decision.
They were considered the wise old men of the administration.
"It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish" - Aeschylus
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Gnostic

Of or pertaining to Gnosticism or its adherents; as, the Gnostic heresy.
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Wise

Disrespectful.
Don't get wise with me!
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Gnostic

One of the so-called philosophers in the first ages of Christianity, who claimed a true philosophical interpretation of the Christian religion. Their system combined Oriental theology and Greek philosophy with the doctrines of Christianity. They held that all natures, intelligible, intellectual, and material, are derived from the Deity by successive emanations, which they called Eons.
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Wise

(colloquial) Aware, informed.
Be careful: the boss is wise to your plan to call out sick.
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Gnostic

An advocate of gnosticism
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Wise

To become wise.
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Gnostic

Of or relating to Gnosticism;
Gnostic writings
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Wise

Usually with "up", to inform or learn.
Mo wised him up about his situation.
After Mo had a word with him, he wised up.
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Gnostic

Possessing intellectual or esoteric knowledge of spiritual things
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Wise

(dialectal) To instruct.
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Wise

(dialectal) To advise; induce.
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Wise

(dialectal) To show the way, guide.
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Wise

(dialectal) To direct the course of, pilot.
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Wise

(dialectal) To cause to turn.
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Wise

(archaic) Way, manner, or method.
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Wise

Having knowledge; knowing; enlightened; of extensive information; erudite; learned.
They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
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Wise

Hence, especially, making due use of knowledge; discerning and judging soundly concerning what is true or false, proper or improper; choosing the best ends and the best means for accomplishing them; sagacious.
When clouds appear, wise men put their cloaks.
From a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation.
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Wise

Versed in art or science; skillful; dexterous; specifically, skilled in divination.
Fal. There was, mine host, an old fat woman even now with me; but she's gone.Sim. Pray you, sir, was't not the wise woman of Brentford?
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Wise

Hence, prudent; calculating; shrewd; wary; subtle; crafty.
Nor, on the other side,Will I be penuriously wiseAs to make money, that's my slave, my idol.
Lords do not care for me:I am too wise to die yet.
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Wise

Dictated or guided by wisdom; containing or exhibiting wisdom; well adapted to produce good effects; judicious; discreet; as, a wise saying; a wise scheme or plan; wise conduct or management; a wise determination.
A very grave, state bachelor, my dainty one;He's wise in years, and of a temperate warmth.
You are too wise in years, too full of counsel,For my green experience.
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Wise

Way of being or acting; manner; mode; fashion.
To love her in my beste wyse.
This song she sings in most commanding wise.
Let not these blessings then, sent from above,Abused be, or spilt in profane wise.
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Wise

A way of doing or being;
In no wise
In this wise
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Wise

United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
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Wise

United States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900)
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Wise

Having or prompted by wisdom or discernment;
A wise leader
A wise and perceptive comment
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Wise

Marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters;
Judicious use of one's money
A sensible manager
A wise decision
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Wise

Evidencing the possession of inside information
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Wise

Able to take a broad view of negotiations between states
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Wise

Carefully considered;
A considered opinion
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