wiseness

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English wisnesse, from Old English wīsnes (teaching, wisdom), equivalent to wise +‎ -ness.

Noun[edit]

wiseness (usually uncountable, plural wisenesses)

  1. The state, quality, or measure of being wise; wisdom.
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet
      Yet have I something in me dangerous,
      Which let thy wiseness fear.

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