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omniscient Line breaks: om|nis¦ci|ent
Pronunciation: /ɒmˈnɪsɪənt/

Definition of omniscient in English:


Knowing everything: a third-person omniscient narrator
More example sentences
  • An omniscient author knows everything about everybody in the story.
  • As Prague's omniscient narrator explains, the game is fundamentally flawed.
  • It's certainly more cinematic than many comics for the simple fact that it has no thought balloons and no omniscient narrator.


Early 17th century: from medieval Latin omniscient- 'all-knowing', based on scire 'to know'.



Pronunciation: /ɒmˈnɪsɪəns/
Example sentences
  • I often wonder if we were granted historical omniscience, and could know every unspeakable act of evil that had ever occurred, whether we'd be doomed to hating each other for the rest of eternity.
  • It would seem that a heavy burden of striving toward omnipotence and omniscience (including clairvoyance) is laid upon the institution.
  • The most simplistic way of defining God's omniscience is to say that God knows everything - more specifically, God knows all true propositions, for only true propositions can be known.


Example sentences
  • Barker never writes omnisciently; even in the third person, the narration is always told from one character or another's point of view.
  • Here the singer expresses a rather queasy fantasy - that of being able to control, or at least omnisciently observe, his lover's errant sexual behavior.
  • You are expected as a doctor to be calm, absolutely competent at all time - omnisciently so - you have absolutely no margin of error.

Words that rhyme with omniscient

insouciant • renunciant

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