or knowl·edg·a·ble

[ 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

OTHER WORDS FROM knowledgeable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for knowledgable

  • 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



/ (ˈnɒlɪdʒəbəl) /


possessing or indicating much knowledge

Derived forms of knowledgeable

knowledgeableness or knowledgableness, nounknowledgeably or knowledgably, adverb
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