ultracrepidarian

One who speaks or offers opinions in subjects they know nothing about

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • ultracrepidarian — 1. noun One who displays traits of ultracrepidarianism. 2. adjective Of a critic, giving opinions on something beyond his or her knowledge …   Wiktionary

  • ultracrepidarian —   a. venturing beyond one s province; presuming.    ♦ ultracrepidate, v.i …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ultracrepidarian — ultracrepidāˈrian noun and adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑ultracrepidate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ultracrepidarianism — is the habit of giving opinions and advice on matters outside of one s knowledge.The term ultracrepidarian was first publicly recorded in 1819 by the essayist William Hazlitt in a letter to William Gifford, the editor of the Quarterly Review. [ A …   Wikipedia

  • meddlesome — adj officious, impertinent, forward, presumptuous, pushing, Inf. pushy, importunate; intrusive, meddling, interfering, ultracrepidarian, obtrusive; overbusy, busy, busybody, overcurious; prying, snooping, inquisitive, Inf. kibitzing, Inf. nosy,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • fault-finding — ♦ n criticism, grumbling, complaining, complaint, carping, quibbling, cavilling, nagging, niggling, hypercriticism FORMAL ultracrepidation COLLOQ. finger pointing, hair splitting, nit picking ≠ praise ♦ adj critical, grumbling, nagging, captious …   Useful english dictionary

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