Definition of Sciolous

1. a. Knowing superficially or imperfectly.



Definition of Sciolous

1. Adjective. (archaic) Knowing superficially or imperfectly. ¹

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Definition of Sciolous

1. pertaining to sciolism [adj] - See also: sciolism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sciolous

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

Literary usage of Sciolous

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1. Southern Literary Messenger (1850)
"... Enfield's Abridgment, would have sufficiently informed his mind to have saved him the disgrace of this sciolous calumny upon the Scholastic Philosophy. ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1832)
"... have brought in words for which we have scarcely any use—which are scarcely ever wanted. How often do we use such as ponderal, sciolous, ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine Library: Being a Classified Collection of the Chief by George Laurence Gomme, Frank Alexander Milne (1889)
"... in all things that are controverted before it of this nature, tend to settlement one way or other (for only sciolous wits float onely in uncertainty, ..."

4. A Course of Legal Study: Addressed to Students and the Profession Generally by David Hoffman (1836)
"... doubting-, and sciolous students. The utility of these debating societies has been questioned by some; but what point is so simple as not to be disputed ..."

5. The Metropolitan (1842)
"... friend's scientific delinquencies, that sciolous professor had been considering how he could most profitably use the talents of his new brain's'carrier. ..."

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