WORD ORIGIN

Old English wīse, of Germanic origin; related to wit

USAGE

In modern English the suffix -wise can be attached to nouns to form a sentence adverb meaning ‘concerning or with respect to’, as in confidence-wise, tax-wise, price-wise, time-wise, news-wise, culture-wise, etc. The suffix is very productive and widely used in modern English, but most of the words so formed are considered inelegant or not good English style.

anticlockwise,  clockwise,  contrariwise,  counterclockwise,  crabwise,  crosswise,  edgewise,  endwise,  lengthwise,  likewise,  longwise,  otherwise,  slantwise,  stepwise,  streetwise,  unwise(ly),  wisdom,  wiseacre,  wise-ass,  wisecrack(ing),  wise-guy,  wisely,  worldly-wise
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