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knowing

[noh-ing] /ˈnoʊ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
affecting, implying, or deliberately revealing shrewd knowledge of secret or private information:
a knowing glance.
2.
that knows; having knowledge or information; intelligent.
3.
shrewd, sharp, or astute.
4.
conscious; intentional; deliberate.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English knawynge (earlier knowende, knawande). See know1, -ing2
Related forms
knowingly, adverb
knowingness, noun
Synonyms
1. meaningful, significant, eloquent, perceptive.
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British Dictionary definitions for knowingness

knowing

/ˈnəʊɪŋ/
adjective
1.
suggesting secret information or knowledge
2.
wise, shrewd, or clever
3.
deliberate; intentional
noun
4.
there is no knowing, one cannot tell
Derived Forms
knowingly, adverb
knowingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for knowingness

knowing

adj.

"with knowledge of truth," late 14c., from present participle of know (v.). Related: Knowingly.

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