Knowledge vs. Wisdom

Knowledge vs. Wisdom — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Knowledge and Wisdom

Knowledgenoun

The state or fact of knowing

Humans naturally aspire to knowledge.

Wisdomnoun

The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; insight.

Knowledgenoun

Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study

has great knowledge of these parts.has only limited knowledge of chemistry.

Wisdomnoun

Common sense; good judgment

"It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things" (Henry David Thoreau).

Knowledgenoun

The sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

the extraordinary knowledge housed in the library.

Wisdomnoun

The sum of learning through the ages; knowledge

"In those homely sayings was couched the collective wisdom of generations" (Maya Angelou).

Knowledgenoun

(Archaic) Carnal knowledge.

Wisdomnoun

Wise teachings of the ancient sages.

Knowledgenoun

The fact of knowing about something; general understanding or familiarity with a subject, place, situation etc.

His knowledge of Iceland was limited to what he'd seen on the Travel Channel.

Wisdomnoun

A wise outlook, plan, or course of action.

Knowledgenoun

Awareness of a particular fact or situation; a state of having been informed or made aware of something.

Wisdomnoun

Wisdom(Bible) Wisdom of Solomon.

Knowledgenoun

Intellectual understanding; the state of appreciating truth or information.

Knowledge consists in recognizing the difference between good and bad decisions.

Wisdomnoun

(uncountable) An element of personal character that enables one to distinguish the wise from the unwise.

Knowledgenoun

Familiarity or understanding of a particular skill, branch of learning etc.

Does your friend have any knowledge of hieroglyphs, perchance?A secretary should have a good knowledge of shorthand.

Wisdomnoun

(countable) A piece of wise advice.

Knowledgenoun

(philosophical) Justified true belief

Wisdomnoun

The discretionary use of knowledge for the greatest good.

Knowledgenoun

Sexual intimacy or intercourse (now usually in phrase carnal knowledge).

Wisdomnoun

The ability to apply relevant knowledge in an insightful way, especially to different situations from that in which the knowledge was gained.

Knowledgenoun

(obsolete) Information or intelligence about something; notice.

Wisdomnoun

The ability to make a decision based on the combination of knowledge, experience, and intuitive understanding.

Knowledgenoun

The total of what is known; all information and products of learning.

His library contained the accumulated knowledge of the Greeks and Romans.

Wisdomnoun

(theology) The ability to know and apply spiritual truths.

Knowledgenoun

(countable) Something that can be known; a branch of learning; a piece of information; a science.

Wisdomnoun

accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment

Knowledgenoun

(obsolete) Acknowledgement.

Wisdomnoun

the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight

Knowledgenoun

(obsolete) Notice, awareness.

Wisdomnoun

ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight

Knowledgenoun

The deep familiarity with certain routes and places of interest required by taxicab drivers working in London, England.

Wisdomnoun

the quality of being prudent and sensible

Knowledgeverb

(obsolete) To confess as true; to acknowledge.

Wisdomnoun

an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom; although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC

Knowledgenoun

the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning