knowledgeable or knowl·edg·a·ble [ nol-i-j uh-b uh l] Word Origin See more synonyms for knowledgeable on Thesaurus.com possessing or exhibiting knowledge, insight, or understanding; intelligent; well-informed; discerning; perceptive. Related forms knowl·edge·a·bil·i·ty, knowl·edge·a·ble·ness, noun knowl·edge·a·bly, adverb non·knowl·edge·a·ble, adjective qua·si-knowl·edge·a·ble, adjective qua·si-knowl·edge·a·bly, adverb un·knowl·edge·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for knowledgeability knowledgeable knowledgable possessing or indicating much knowledge Derived Forms knowledgeableness or knowledgableness, noun knowledgeably or knowledgably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for knowledgeability knowledgeable adj.
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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