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knowing (root: know)

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Adjective, Noun
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know=ing
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15 in 15 verses (in OT : 5 in 5 verses) (in NT : 10 in 10 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

knowinga. 
  •  Skilful; well informed; intelligent; as, a knowing man; a knowing dog.  [1913 Webster]
    "The knowing and intelligent part of the world."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Artful; cunning; as, a knowing rascal.  [1913 Webster]
knowingn. 
     Knowledge; hence, experience.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "This sore night
    Hath trifled former knowings.
    "  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

knowing, n. & adj.
--n. the state of being aware or informed of any thing.
--adj.
1 usu. derog. cunning; sly.
2 showing knowledge; shrewd.

Idiom
there is no knowing no one can tell.
Derivative
knowingness n.

THESAURUS

knowing

Byzantine, Machiavellian, Machiavellic, acute, advised, aimed, aimed at, alive, all-knowing, apperceptive, appercipient, apprehending, apprehensive, arch, artful, astute, awake, aware, blase, brainy, bright, brilliant, broad-minded, cagey, calculated, calculating, canny, clever, cognizant, comprehending, conceptive, conceptual, conscious, considered, conspiratorial, conspiratory, contemplated, conversant, cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, crafty, cunning, cute, deceitful, deep, deep-laid, deliberate, deliberated, designed, designing, devious, diplomatic, discerning, discursive, disenchanted, disillusioned, eloquent, envisaged, envisioned, experienced, expert, expressive, feline, foxy, gnostic, guileful, hep, ideational, ingenious, insidious, insightful, intellectual, intelligent, intended, intentional, inventive, knowledgable, knowledgeable, learned, mature, matured, meaningful, meant, meditated, mindful, mondaine, nimble-witted, noetic, not born yesterday, not so dumb, observant, of design, old, omniscient, pawky, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, planned, politic, practiced, prehensile, private, profound, projected, proposed, purposed, purposeful, purposive, qualified, quick, quick-witted, rational, ready, reasonable, resourceful, ripe, ripened, sagacious, sage, sane, sapient, scheming, seasoned, secret, sensible, sentient, serpentine, sharp, sharp-witted, shifty, shrewd, significant, slick, slippery, sly, smart, smooth, snaky, sneaky, sophic, sophistical, sophisticate, sophisticated, stealthy, strategic, strong-minded, studied, subtile, subtle, supple, tactical, teleological, trickish, tricksy, tricky, tried, tried and true, understanding, veteran, vigilant, voluntary, vulpine, wary, watchful, well-informed, willful, wily, wise, wise as Solomon, witting, world-wise, worldly, worldly-wise

ROGET THESAURUS

knowing

Cunning

N cunning, craft, cunningness, craftiness, subtlety, artificiality, maneuvering, temporization, circumvention, chicane, chicanery, sharp practice, knavery, jugglery, concealment, guile, doubling, duplicity, foul play, diplomacy, politics, Machiavelism, jobbery, backstairs influence, art, artifice, device, machination, plot, maneuver, stratagem, dodge, sidestep, artful dodge, wile, trick, trickery, ruse, ruse de guerre, finesse, side blow, thin end of the wedge, shift, go by, subterfuge, evasion, white lie, juggle, tour de force, tricks of the trade, tricks upon travelers, espieglerie, net, trap, Ulysses, Machiavel, sly boots, fox, reynard, Scotchman, Jew, Yankee, intriguer, intrigant, floater, Indian giver, keener, repeater, cunning, crafty, artful, skillful, subtle, feline, vulpine, cunning as a fox, cunning as a serpent, deep, deep laid, profound, designing, contriving, intriguing, strategic, diplomatic, politic, Machiavelian, timeserving, artificial, tricky, tricksy, wily, sly, slim, insidious, stealthy, underhand, subdolous, deceitful, slippery as an eel, evasive, crooked, arch, pawky, shrewd, acute, sharp, sharp as a tack, sharp as a needle, canny, astute, leery, knowing, up to snuff, too clever by half, not to be caught with chaff, tactful, diplomatic, politic, polite, cunningly, slyly, slily, on the sly, by a side wind, diamond cut diamond, a' bis ou a blanc, fin contre fin, something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

Knowledge

N knowledge, cognizance, cognition, cognoscence, acquaintance, experience, ken, privity, insight, familiarity, comprehension, apprehension, recognition, appreciation, intuition, conscience, consciousness, perception, precognition, acroamatics, light, enlightenment, glimpse, inkling, glimmer, glimmering, dawn, scent, suspicion, impression, discovery, system of knowledge, body of knowledge, science, philosophy, pansophy, acroama, theory, aetiology, etiology, circle of the sciences, pandect, doctrine, body of doctrine, cyclopedia, encyclopedia, school, tree of knowledge, republic of letters, erudition, learning, lore, scholarship, reading, letters, literature, book madness, book learning, bookishness, bibliomania, bibliolatry, information, general information, store of knowledge, education, culture, menticulture, attainments, acquirements, acquisitions, accomplishments, proficiency, practical knowledge, liberal education, dilettantism, rudiments, deep knowledge, profound knowledge, solid knowledge, accurate knowledge, acroatic knowledge, acroamatic knowledge, vast knowledge, extensive knowledge, encyclopedic knowledge, encyclopedic learning, omniscience, pantology, march of intellect, progress of science, advance of science, advance of learning, schoolmaster abroad, scholar, knowing, cognitive, acroamatic, aware of, cognizant of, conscious of, acquainted with, made acquainted with, privy to, no stranger to, au fait with, au courant, in the secret, up to, alive to, behind the scenes, behind the curtain, let into, apprized of, informed of, undeceived, proficient with, versed with, read with, forward with, strong with, at home in, conversant with, familiar with, erudite, instructed, leaned, lettered, educated, well conned, well informed, well read, well grounded, well educated, enlightened, shrewd, savant, blue, bookish, scholastic, solid, profound, deep-read, book- learned, accomplished, omniscient, self-taught, known, ascertained, well-known, recognized, received, notorious, noted, proverbial, familiar, familiar as household words, familiar to every schoolboy, hackneyed, trite, trivial, commonplace, cognoscible, cognizable, to one's knowledge, to the best of one's knowledge, one's eyes being opened, ompredre tout c'est tout pardonner, to know all is to pardon all, empta dolore docet experientia, gnothi seauton, half our knowledge we must snatch not take, Jahre lehren mehr als Bucher, years teach more than books, knowledge comes but wisdom lingers, knowledge is power, les affaires font les hommes, nec scire fas est omnia, the amassed thought and experience of innumerable, was ich nicht weiss macht mich nicht heiss.


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