Definition of Sciolist

1. Noun. An amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge.

Exact synonyms: Dabbler, Dilettante
Generic synonyms: Amateur
Derivative terms: Dabble, Dilettante, Sciolism



Definition of Sciolist

1. n. One who knows many things superficially; a pretender to science; a smatterer.

Definition of Sciolist

1. Noun. One who exhibits only superficial knowledge; a self-proclaimed expert with little real understanding. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sciolist

1. one whose knowledge is superficial [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sciolist

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scintillator
scintillators
scintillometer
scintillometers
scintillous
scintiphotograph
scintiphotography
scintiscan
scintiscanner
scintiscans
scintography
sciography
sciolism
sciolisms
sciolist (current term)
sciolistic
sciolists
sciolous
sciolto
sciomachies
sciomachy
sciomancy
scion
scions
sciophyte
sciophytes
scioptic
sciopticon
sciopticons

Literary usage of Sciolist

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1. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1862)
"... catechetical instruction; but the rule is universally true, that no shallow sciolist can make a really good teacher, even in the elements of a subject. ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"See UBIQUITOUS. Ubiquity, n. Omnipresence, universal presence. 2. Oppression, iron rule, reign of terror, cruel government. 2. sciolist ..."

3. The Millennium: An Essay Read to the General Convention of New Hampshire by Nathan Lord (1854)
"... an expert critic, or a cunning interpreter, of a different faith, and even a mere sciolist, or a lively child could create a thousand difficulties where ..."

4. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1902)
"sciolist: "Well, that view of the case raises a serious question. ... sciolist: '* Most assuredly. I perceive, Socrates, that society, for its own sake, ..."

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