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or knowledgable

[nol-i-juh-buh l] /ˈnɒl ɪ dʒə bəl/
possessing or exhibiting knowledge, insight, or understanding; intelligent; well-informed; discerning; perceptive.
Origin of knowledgeable
First recorded in 1600-10; knowledge + -able
Related forms
knowledgeability, knowledgeableness, noun
knowledgeably, adverb
nonknowledgeable, adjective
quasi-knowledgeable, adjective
quasi-knowledgeably, adverb
unknowledgeable, adjective Unabridged
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  • Din Cotter is a knowledgeable man compared with the bulk of you.

    Bits of Blarney R. Shelton Mackenzie
  • So, judging I was a knowledgeable man, he asked my advice on this point.

  • Mr. Chard, that knowledgeable man of the world, exuded not at all by chance the impression of great quantities of available cash.

    Gone Fishing James H. Schmitz
  • But if that was so, how come Skinner, who didn't even work for Porter, was so knowledgeable about the drive?

    By Proxy Gordon Randall Garrett
  • His talk, though so knowledgeable, lacked that spiritual quality that drives home.

    Incredible Adventures Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for knowledgeable


possessing or indicating much knowledge
Derived Forms
knowledgeableness, knowledgableness, noun
knowledgeably, knowledgably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for knowledgeable

also knowledgable, c.1600, "capable of being known, recognizable" (a sense now obsolete), from knowledge in its Middle English verbal sense + -able. The modern sense of "having knowledge, displaying knowledge" is from 1829 and probably a new formation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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