omniscient

[ om-nish-uh nt ]
/ ɒmˈnɪʃ ənt /

adjective

having complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding; perceiving all things.

noun

an omniscient being.
the Omniscient, God.

Nearby words

  1. omnipotent,
  2. omnipresence,
  3. omnipresent,
  4. omnirange,
  5. omniscience,
  6. omnisexual,
  7. omnishambles,
  8. omnium gatherum,
  9. omnium-gatherum,
  10. omnivore

Origin of omniscient

1595–1605; < New Latin omniscient-, stem of omnisciēns, equivalent to Latin omni- omni- + scient- knowing; see science

Related formsom·nis·cient·ly, adverbun·om·nis·cient, adjectiveun·om·nis·cient·ly, adverb

Can be confusedomnipotent omniscient

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British Dictionary definitions for omniscient

omniscient

/ (ɒmˈnɪsɪənt) /

adjective

having infinite knowledge or understanding
having very great or seemingly unlimited knowledge
Derived Formsomniscience, nounomnisciently, adverb

Word Origin for omniscient

C17: from Medieval Latin omnisciens, from Latin omni- + scīre to know

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Word Origin and History for omniscient

omniscient

adj.

c.1600, from Modern Latin omniscientem (nominative omnisciens), back-formation from Medieval Latin omniscientia (see omniscience). Related: Omnisciently.

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