[kog-nuh-zuh nt, ‐suh nt, kon-uh‐]


a frequent misspelling of cognizant. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cognisant

Historical Examples of cognisant

  • He seemed so overwhelmed with his own sensations as not to be cognisant of his companion's.

    Arthur O'Leary

    Charles James Lever

  • That interview convinced me more than ever that she was, in some manner, cognisant of the truth.

    The Seven Secrets

    William Le Queux

  • I say no longer disguised—but of this the skipper made me cognisant.

    The Iron Pirate

    Max Pemberton

  • “I surely could not have said so, as I am not cognisant of the fact,” answered Munebrega blandly.

    The Last Look

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • He was not in touch with us or cognisant with our aim, nor did he allow for our limitations.

    Musical Criticisms

    Arthur Johnstone

Word Origin and History for cognisant

alternative spelling of cognizant (q.v.); also see -ize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper