A person who pretends to be an intellectual but is not

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.


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  • Sciolist — Sci o*list, n. [L. sciolus. See {Sciolous}.] One who knows many things superficially; a pretender to science; a smatterer. [1913 Webster] These passages in that book were enough to humble the presumption of our modern sciolists, if their pride… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sciolist — index pedant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sciolist — 1610s, smatterer, pretender to knowledge, from L.L. sciolus one who knows a little, dim. of scius knowing, from scire to know (see SCIENCE (Cf. science)) + IST (Cf. ist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sciolist — noun see sciolism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sciolist — See sciolism. * * * …   Universalium

  • sciolist — noun /ˈsaɪəlɪst/ One who exhibits only superficial knowledge; a self proclaimed expert with little real understanding. Syn: factotum, handyman, jack of all trades …   Wiktionary

  • sciolist — sci·o·list || saɪəlɪst n. one who has only superficial knowledge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sciolist — [ sʌɪəlɪst] noun archaic a person who pretends or claims to be knowledgeable. Derivatives sciolism noun sciolistic adjective Origin C17: from late L. sciolus (dimin. of L. scius knowing , from scire know ) + ist …   English new terms dictionary

  • sciolist — n. Smatterer, ignoramus, novice, greenhorn, pretender to science …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sciolist — sci·o·list …   English syllables

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