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When you're used to being prepared to reject conventional wisdom, it leaves you open to learn more.
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Meaning of "conventional wisdom" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONVENTIONAL WISDOM

conventional wisdom  [kənˈvɛnʃən əl ˈwɪzdəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONVENTIONAL WISDOM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Conventional wisdom is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONVENTIONAL WISDOM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Conventional wisdom

Conventional wisdom is the body of ideas or explanations generally accepted as true by the public or by experts in a field. Such ideas or explanations, though widely held, are unexamined. Unqualified societal discourse preserves the status quo.

Definition of conventional wisdom in the English dictionary

The definition of conventional wisdom in the dictionary is beliefs that most people accept are correct.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONVENTIONAL WISDOM


Adam
ˈædəm
addendum
əˈdɛndəm
boredom
ˈbɔːdəm
corundum
kəˈrʌndəm
fandom
ˈfændəm
freedom
ˈfriːdəm
kingdom
ˈkɪŋdəm
madam
ˈmædəm
madame
ˈmædəm
memorandum
ˌmɛməˈrændəm
Oldham
ˈəʊldəm
random
ˈrændəm
referendum
ˌrɛfəˈrɛndəm
seldom
ˈsɛldəm
Sodom
ˈsɒdəm
stardom
ˈstɑːdəm
tandem
ˈtændəm
unwisdom
ʌnˈwɪzdəm
wisdom
ˈwɪzdəm
Wyndham
ˈwɪndəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM

conventicler
convention
convention centre
conventional
Conventional Forces in Europe
conventional medicine
conventional weapons
conventionalisation
conventionalise
conventionalism
conventionalist
conventionalities
conventionality
conventionalization
conventionalize
conventionally
conventionary
conventioneer
conventioner
conventionist

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM

ancient wisdom
animal kingdom
at random
bossdom
Christendom
condom
degree of freedom
dom
dukedom
Edom
fiefdom
folk wisdom
Old Kingdom
plant kingdom
popedom
pseudorandom
Radom
street wisdom
United Kingdom
worldly wisdom

Synonyms and antonyms of conventional wisdom in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «conventional wisdom» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONVENTIONAL WISDOM

Find out the translation of conventional wisdom to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of conventional wisdom from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «conventional wisdom» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

传统智慧
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la sabiduría convencional
570 millions of speakers

English

conventional wisdom
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पारंपरिक ज्ञान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الحكمة التقليدية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Принято считать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sabedoria convencional
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রচলিত জ্ঞান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la sagesse conventionnelle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kebijaksanaan konvensional
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

konventionelle Weisheit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

社会通念
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전통적인 지혜
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kawicaksanan konvensional
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự khôn ngoan thông thường
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மதிநுட்பம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परंपरागत ज्ञान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Geleneksel bilgelik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

saggezza convenzionale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

konwencjonalnych mądrości
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прийнято вважати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

înțelepciunea convențională
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συμβατική σοφία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

konvensionele wysheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

konventionell visdom
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

konvensjonell visdom
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of conventional wisdom

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONVENTIONAL WISDOM»

The term «conventional wisdom» is quite widely used and occupies the 51.760 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONVENTIONAL WISDOM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about conventional wisdom

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONVENTIONAL WISDOM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word conventional wisdom.
1
Steve Albini
Doubt the conventional wisdom unless you can verify it with reason and experiment.
2
John Avlon
What's different now is that while political leaders used to give talking points to talk radio, now talk-radio hosts are giving talking points to political leaders. It's all part of the suffocating spin cycle we're in. In media, politics and publishing, the conventional wisdom is to play to this base.
3
Maria Bartiromo
I'm not a money manager, but I can tell you what the conventional wisdom is. The younger you are, the more risk you can take on.
4
Mayim Bialik
When you're used to being prepared to reject conventional wisdom, it leaves you open to learn more.
5
Alastair Campbell
Clinton is a big personality who has led a big life, and for some of the media conventional wisdom to boil it down to a view that 'all people are really interested in' are a few moments of madness in the Oval Office gets him, the importance of the presidency, and the significance of his life, all wrong.
6
Jacqueline Carey
It's funny, because in deference to conventional wisdom, I spent my struggling writer years trying to suppress my naturally baroque literary voice and write clean, spare prose. I finally gave up and embraced my baroque tendencies when I wrote the Kushiel series.
7
Nick Clooney
Conventional wisdom holds that setting a timetable for getting American troops out of Iraq would be a mistake.
8
Chip Conley
Conventional wisdom suggests the primary motivator for entrepreneurs is money or wealth creation and, in fact, much of the political debate tends to center around what kind of tax or regulatory policy changes will turn corporate suits into small business adventurers overnight.
9
Michael Eric Dyson
Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed levees and exploded the conventional wisdom about a shared American prosperity, exposing a group of people so poor they didn't have $50 for a bus ticket out of town. If we want to learn something from this disaster, the lesson ought to be: America's poor deserve better than this.
10
Aubrey de Grey
The biggest handicap in research is an ability to think outside the box. The handicap is being encumbered by all the conventional wisdom in a given field.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONVENTIONAL WISDOM»

Discover the use of conventional wisdom in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to conventional wisdom and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Conventional Wisdom: The Content of Musical Form
In considering the need for a different way of telling the story of Western music, " Conventional Wisdom" bravely tackles big issues concerning classical, popular, and postmodern repertoires and their relations to the broader musical worlds ...
Susan McClary, 2000
2
Untruth: Why the Conventional Wisdom Is (Almost Always) Wrong
Untruth is the first collection of Samuelson's insightful assaults on the conventional wisdom.
Robert J. Samuelson, 2001
3
On Writing Fiction: Rethinking Conventional Wisdom about the ...
In On Writing Fiction, award-winning author and respected creative writing professor David Jauss offers practical information and advice that will help you make smart creative and technical decisions about such topics as: Writing prose with ...
David Jauss, 2011
4
Conventional Wisdom
A groundbreaking look at the Christian message in witty black-and-white cartoons illustrating the human condition and God's redemption.
Alain Auderset, 2006
5
Defying Conventional Wisdom: Political Movements and Popular ...
'This is an important book by a talented young scholar. Ayres demonstrates how new actors, using unconventional repertoires of action, are changing the Canadian political scene.
Jeffrey McKelvey Ayres, 1998
6
Real World Project Management: Beyond Conventional Wisdom, ...
Real-World Project Management fills in those major gaps with irreverence, wit, and wisdom. For any kind of project you’re managing, this book presents the high-quality tools and tactics you need to succeed.
Richard Perrin, 2008
7
Conventional Wisdom: Tales of a Blacklisted Fan-Boy
Freaks, geeks, and chubby ninjas come together in this riotous romp across fifteen years of sci-fi and Anime conventions.
James Clayton, 2008
8
Forging New Conventional Wisdom Beyond International ...
Forging New Conventional Wisdom Beyond International Policing: Learning from Complex, Political Realities provides an innovative perspective in the field by conceptualizing international policing as part of a much broader system of peace ...
Bryn Hughes, Charles T. Hunt, Jodie Curth-Bibb, 2013
9
The Affluent Society
A leading economist discusses his theories on social disequilibrium and suggests ways of restoring the economic balance
John Kenneth Galbraith, 1998
10
Beyond Conventional Wisdom in Development Policy: An ...
This publication marks the 40th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) by setting out a collection of case studies prepared by UNCTAD staff which discuss the organisation's analytical research and ...
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONVENTIONAL WISDOM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term conventional wisdom is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Polls Were Bad in Greece. The Conventional Wisdom Was Worse.
When I use the term “conventional wisdom” in this article, I mostly mean the opinions of political pundits and journalists. In the case of Greece, however, the ... «FiveThirtyEight, Jul 15»
2
Apple Should Conglomerate: Investments AAPL Should Make …
It flies in the face of conventional wisdom about AAPL. It follows the Berkshire Hathaway and (old) GE survival strategies. It assumes that the ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
3
Health Insurer Acquirers Get No Reward for Dealmaking: Real M&A
The conventional wisdom used to be that acquirers' stocks sell off after a deal is announced. That still happens, especially when purchases are ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
4
Paula Deen Tweets Photo of Her Son in Brown Face, Has Learned …
... certainty was off-putting for voters, particularly in Iowa, where Democratic caucus-goers relish the opportunity to upend conventional wisdom. «Mic, Jul 15»
5
A Common Enemy Unites Egypt, Israel and Hamas
The conventional wisdom is that the relationship between Egypt and the Palestinian militant group will again deteriorate. There have even ... «STRATFOR, Jul 15»
6
Hillary, Bernie, Trump and Gay Marriage: The 2016 Campaign's …
The conventional wisdom is that it doesn't matter much to voters. Press access, after all, is a game for Beltway insiders. Except that after three ... «U.S. News & World Report, Jul 15»
7
6 Muscle Cars That Everyone Wants No Matter the Cost
“While the growing popularity might run contrary to conventional wisdom, consumers are continuing to show their appreciation for a part of ... «The Cheat Sheet, Jul 15»
8
A surprising reason for rising college tuition
The notion is controversial, particularly given conventional wisdom dictates that increasing access to federal financial aid in turn increases ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
9
Puzzling material acts as conductor and insulator at the same time
"The discovery of dual metal-insulator behaviour in a single material has the potential to overturn decades of conventional wisdom regarding ... «Gizmag, Jul 15»
10
Why Hillary Clinton Is Smart to Play Up Her Gender
... lieu of political experience–which conventional wisdom might advise to a woman running for the highest executive office in American politics. «New York Observer, Jul 15»

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