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knowledgeable

or knowl·edg·a·ble

[nol-i-juh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. possessing or exhibiting knowledge, insight, or understanding; intelligent; well-informed; discerning; perceptive.
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Origin of knowledgeable

First recorded in 1600–10; knowledge + -able
Related formsknowl·edge·a·bil·i·ty, knowl·edge·a·ble·ness, nounknowl·edge·a·bly, adverbnon·knowl·edge·a·ble, adjectivequa·si-knowl·edge·a·ble, adjectivequa·si-knowl·edge·a·bly, adverbun·knowl·edge·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for knowledgable

Historical Examples

  • She described, as well as she could remember, her meeting with the knowledgable Mr. Mann.

    The Man Who Knew

    Edgar Wallace

  • The man had been a wise fisherman, as knowledgable as any in Ardevora.

    Merry-Garden and Other Stories

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • But Hugh Boy was silent as to what he thought of his first knowledgable kiss.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City

    S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett


British Dictionary definitions for knowledgable

knowledgeable

knowledgable

adjective
  1. possessing or indicating much knowledge
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Derived Formsknowledgeableness or knowledgableness, nounknowledgeably or knowledgably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for knowledgable

knowledgeable

adj.

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.

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