ultracrepidarianism

The act or habit of talking constantly about subjects of which you know little or nothing

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • 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

  • William Hazlitt — (10 April 1778 ndash; 18 September 1830) was an English writer remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism. Hazlitt was a prominent English literary critic, grammarian and philosopher. He is considered one of the greatest critics… …   Wikipedia

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

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