persons who have superior knowledge and understanding of a particular field, especially in the fine arts, literature, and world of fashion.
- Also conoscenti.
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How to use cognoscenti in a sentence
The saying is also inextricably linked to actress Uma Thurman, the cognoscente of cinematic revenge.Uma Thurman on ‘Nymphomaniac,’ Lars von Trier’s Alleged Misogyny, and Women’s Sexual Double-Standard | Marlow Stern | March 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Saint Thomas says, Omnes cognitio fit secundum similitudinem cogniti in cognoscente.Criminal Psychology | Hans Gross
Upon asking how he had been taught the art of a cognoscente so suddenly, he assured me that nothing was more easy.An English Grammar | W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
British Dictionary definitions for cognoscenti
(sometimes singular) people with informed appreciation of a particular field, esp in the fine arts; connoisseurs
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