knowledgeable

or knowl·edg·a·ble

[nol-i-juh-buh l]
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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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knowledgeable

knowledgable

adjective
  1. possessing or indicating much knowledge
Derived Formsknowledgeableness or knowledgableness, nounknowledgeably or knowledgably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unknowledgeable

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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