knowledgeable

or knowl·edg·a·ble

[ nol-i-juh-buh l ]
/ ˈnɒl ɪ dʒə bəl /

adjective

possessing or exhibiting knowledge, insight, or understanding; intelligent; well-informed; discerning; perceptive.

Nearby words

  1. knowledge economy,
  2. knowledge engineering,
  3. knowledge is power,
  4. knowledge worker,
  5. knowledge-based system,
  6. knowles,
  7. known,
  8. known quantity,
  9. knowsley,
  10. knox

Origin of knowledgeable

First recorded in 1600–10; knowledge + -able

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British Dictionary definitions for knowledgeably

knowledgeable

knowledgable

/ (ˈnɒlɪdʒəbəl) /

adjective

possessing or indicating much knowledge
Derived Formsknowledgeableness or knowledgableness, nounknowledgeably or knowledgably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for knowledgeably

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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