Renaissance man


noun

a cultured man of the Renaissance who was knowledgeable, educated, or proficient in a wide range of fields.
(sometimes lowercase) a present-day man who has acquired profound knowledge or proficiency in more than one field.

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Origin of Renaissance man

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for Renaissance man

Renaissance man

noun

a man of any period who has a broad range of intellectual interests
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Cultural definitions for Renaissance man

Renaissance man

An outstandingly versatile, well-rounded person. The expression alludes to such Renaissance figures as Leonardo da Vinci, who performed brilliantly in many different fields.

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