I know the meaning of wisdom. Also know the meaning of thought. While we want to say that something needs us to think a lot about it, we use thoughtful. So how about wisdom? Which word should we use about something that is coming from/related to wisdom?

Does "Intellectual" has the complete meaning? Is there any other word with better meaning?

Edit 1 (usage):
I'm going to describe my premise in English that:
There are two types of contents.

  • Instinctual Contents which are related to our instinct and are historical.
  • Intellectual Contents which are related to our wisdom and are futurism.

I don't know if intellectual is an appropriate word in this case.

Edit 2:
Cerebral is related to physical brain. Wisdom is metaphysical.
Intelligent is about to recognize, Wisdom is about to judge or decide.
Behavior is the result of our thoughts, feelings and operations, Wisdom is about how to behave.

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    Do you mean other than wise: His decision was very wise.
    – Jim
    Jan 19, 2014 at 20:40
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    Thoughtful does not describe objects of thought, matters which require a lot of thought, but subjects of thought, people who think a lot or discourses which exhibit the results of a great deal of thought. Jan 19, 2014 at 20:41
  • @Jim I think "wise" is something related to "wisdom"
    – Omid
    Jan 19, 2014 at 21:15
  • @StoneyB How to say that something is related to our wisdom? Is it true to say "That's Intellectual"?
    – Omid
    Jan 19, 2014 at 21:16
  • @Omid- Exactly. Isn't that what you're asking about? To say something is related to wisdom, you say, "That's wise." E.g., "That was a very wise choice." means your choice displayed a lot of wisdom.
    – Jim
    Jan 19, 2014 at 22:31

2 Answers 2


I agree with StoneyB and Omid, you got it right - the word wise can go there. But then I think you are searching for something that shows that it requires wisdom.

First look at the word you are sure about.

Wisdom - the quality of being wise; power of judging rightly and following the soundest course of action, based on knowledge, experience, understanding, etc.; good judgment; sagacity.

Nevertheless, I could find two better words close to what you are looking for.

Sapient (Adj.) - having or showing great wisdom or sound judgment.
AND Sapient (Adj.) - possessing or expressing great sagacity.

OR you may go for...

Sagacious (adj.): acutely insightful and wise

The origin of sapient as described in Marriem Webster

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin sapient-, sapiens, from present participle of sapere to taste, be wise

Let me try to get you an example -

"When there are too many patients getting admitted to this hospital, our management goes haywire. We need something to stop this."
"Why don't we recruit more managers?."

"Nah, it's not easy as you think."
"True, it requires sapient approach."
"Let's go for Bed Management System (BMS) then.

  • @MualikV Thanks. could you please read the edited question ?
    – Omid
    Jan 21, 2014 at 18:22
  • @Omid Don't you think sapient content can go there?
    – Maulik V
    Jan 22, 2014 at 5:13
  • @MualikV I'm not sure what do you mean by Sapient Content. What type of content is that?
    – Omid
    Jan 22, 2014 at 8:48
  • @Omid The content that's insightful and wise. You can also go for the word sagacious as described there. As in - observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions
    – Maulik V
    Jan 22, 2014 at 8:53

On a frivolous note, Dungeons and Dragons has a Wisdom statistic, and an Intelligent statistic for characters. A character with a high Intelligence value would know that a tomato is scientifically a fruit, a character with a High Wisdom value would know that you still don't make fruit salad with tomatoes.

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