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sciolist

CIDE DICTIONARY

sciolistn. [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 were not as great as their ignorance."  [1913 Webster]
    "A master were lauded and sciolists shent."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

sciolist, n. a superficial pretender to knowledge.

Derivative
sciolism n. sciolistic adj.
Etymology
LL sciolus smatterer f. L scire know

ROGET THESAURUS

sciolist

Ignoramus

N ignoramus, dunce, wooden spoon, no scholar, (imbecility) 499 (folly) 501 moron, imbecile, idiot, fool, jerk, nincompoop, asshole, dilettante, sciolist, smatterer, dabbler, half scholar, charlatan, wiseacre, greenhorn, amateur, novice, tyro, numskull, lubber, fool, pedant, bookless, shallow, ignorant, a wit with dunces and a dunce with wits.


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