What is the difference between Hermit and Sage?

The difference between hermit and sage

is that "hermit" is a religious recluse; someone who lives alone for religious reasons; an eremite and "sage" is wise.

hermit

sage

Noun

  • A religious recluse; someone who lives alone for religious reasons; an eremite.
  • A recluse; someone who lives alone and shuns human companionship.
  • A spiced cookie made with molasses, raisins, and nuts.
  • A hermit crab.
  • A hummingbird in the subfamily Phaethornithinae.

Synonyms

  • anchorite
  • eremite
  • recluse

Exemple

  • Millie told him he sounded like some batty hermit who lived in a cave.
  • Because hermits are decapods and do not live within their own shells, they are not considered to be true crabs.

Adjective

  • Wise.
  • (obsolete) grave; serious; solemn

Synonyms

  • (wise): wise
  • (grave): serious

Examples

  • All you sage counsellors, hence!
  • commanders, who, cloaking their fear under show of sage advice, counselled the general to retreat
  • [Great bards] in sage and solemn tunes have sung.

Noun

  • A wise person or spiritual teacher; someone of gravity and wisdom, especially, a teacher venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave or stoic philosopher.

Synonyms

  • (wise person): sage

Related terms

  • sagacious
  • sagacity

Examples

  • We aspire to the magnanimous firmness of the philosophic sage.