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.
early 17th century: from late Latin sciolus (diminutive of Latin scius 'knowing', from scire 'know') + -ist.
Definition of sciolist in:
- The US English dictionary