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or knowl·edg·a·ble

[nol-i-juh-buh l]
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  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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Related Words for knowledgeably

cleverly, intelligently, reasonably, rationally, logically, shrewdly, wisely, brilliantly, judiciously, skillfully, prudently, sensibly, knowledgeably, knowingly, sharply, alertly, aptly, astutely, capably, discerningly

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Historical Examples of knowledgeably

  • And how would you propose to approach the matter so as to deal with it knowledgeably?

    Rejected of Men

    Howard Pyle

British Dictionary definitions for knowledgeably



  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 knowledgeably



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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