What is the opposite of fool?

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Noun
Opposite of a person who lacks sense or judgment
“A sage can explain impermanence but there is no lesson like a bad bill of health.”
Noun
Opposite of a person with a disordered mental state, or seemingly so
“In this crazy business we are in, she was a sane person in an insane universe that kept us all grounded.”
Noun
Opposite of a person who is made to appear ridiculous
“Whoever promises a quick and easy solution is either a fool, a charlatan, or a demagogue.”
Noun
Opposite of someone with a strong affinity for something
“David was a conspicuous nonfan of organized sports, but even he enjoyed himself at the game.”
Noun
Opposite of a foolish or unintelligent person
Noun
Opposite of a person who lacks intelligence
“After all, the quiet genius with a wicked wit knows which side his bread is buttered on.”
Noun
(rare) Opposite of someone who lacks general intelligence or common sense
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that is the object of ridicule or criticism
“The Chief Inspector promised the community that the culprit would be arrested soon.”
Noun
Opposite of a person who is fanatical about a particular activity or interest
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that is the object of ridicule or criticism
Noun
(informal, somewhat rare) Opposite of an ignorant person
“I became an intellectual at a young age, being able to differentiate fiction from reality.”
Verb
Opposite of to deceive or fool someone
“Well, it was pretty trying, but Davies strove to explain and to undeceive.”
Verb
Opposite of to make jokes, especially for purposes of teasing someone
“There's a time be serious but there's also a time to let your hair down and have a good time.”
Verb
Opposite of to fiddle, tamper or play with something
“Put the coins on the table and leave them alone.”
Verb
Opposite of to gain an advantage or profit by using unfair or deceitful methods
“I admire this superior being who told truths without sweetening them to help others to gain a temporary advantage.”
Verb
Opposite of to deceive or fool someone
Verb
Opposite of to cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
Verb
Opposite of to give or deliver false, fake, or misleading information
Verb
Opposite of to tell a joke or talk in a playful manner
Verb
(usually "joking") Opposite of to tease, typically in a good-natured way
“If you don't do it now, there is going to be consequences! I mean it!”
Adjective
Opposite of displaying a lack of sensibleness or judgment
“The judicious application of a screwdriver quickly remedied the situation.”
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