Definition of sciolist in English:

sciolist

Line breaks: sci¦ol|ist
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪəlɪst
 
/

noun

archaic
A person who pretends to be knowledgeable and well informed.
More example sentences
  • We've become so disappointed with, and repulsed by, the agenda-driven reporting of most of the paper's sciolist (useful word) columnists that we've cancelled our subscription.

Origin

early 17th century: from late Latin sciolus (diminutive of Latin scius 'knowing', from scire 'know') + -ist.

Derivatives

sciolism

Pronunciation: /-ˈlɪz(ə)m/
noun
More example sentences
  • Stupidity and sciolism: The talk about John Stuart Mill allegedly saying that stupid people are generally conservative led me to track down the correct quote.

sciolistic

Pronunciation: /-ˈlɪstɪk/
adjective

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