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[om-nish-uh nt] /ɒmˈnɪʃ ənt/
having complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding; perceiving all things.
an omniscient being.
the Omniscient, God.
Origin of omniscient
1595-1605; < New Latin omniscient-, stem of omnisciēns, equivalent to Latin omni- omni- + scient- knowing; see science
Related forms
omnisciently, adverb
unomniscient, adjective
unomnisciently, adverb
Can be confused
omnipotent, omniscient. Unabridged
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  • Had she lived, the omniscient only knows what grief and mortification might have darkened her pathway.

    Husks Marion Harland
  • His father, omniscient as he was, must certainly have failed to foresee this fact.

    The Making of Bobby Burnit George Randolph Chester
  • The omniscient, omnipotent, and infinite Deity, of what can he be jealous?

    The Bible: what it is Charles Bradlaugh
  • What kind of an omniscient editor are you going to make, think you?

    Jewel Weed Alice Ames Winter
  • Because He is omniscient, and we cannot hide anything from Him, not even our thoughts.

  • Our memory is besieged by crowds of suitors; omniscient is none but He in Heaven.

  • As they certainly are omnipotent, and profess to be omniscient, it is only to be supposed that they should be omnipresent.

  • As the omniscient he knew them; he was acquainted with all their ways.

    The Parables of Our Lord William Arnot
British Dictionary definitions for omniscient


having infinite knowledge or understanding
having very great or seemingly unlimited knowledge
Derived Forms
omniscience, noun
omnisciently, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin omnisciens, from Latin omni- + scīre to know
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for omniscient

c.1600, from Modern Latin omniscientem (nominative omnisciens), back-formation from Medieval Latin omniscientia (see omniscience). Related: Omnisciently.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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