Definition of omniscient in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɒmˈnɪsɪənt/


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.
all-knowing, all-wise, all-seeing



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.


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

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