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knowledgeable

[nol-i-juh-buh l] /ˈnɒl ɪ dʒə bəl/
adjective
1.
possessing or exhibiting knowledge, insight, or understanding; intelligent; well-informed; discerning; perceptive.
Also, knowledgable.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; knowledge + -able
Related forms
knowledgeability, knowledgeableness, noun
knowledgeably, adverb
nonknowledgeable, adjective
quasi-knowledgeable, adjective
quasi-knowledgeably, adverb
unknowledgeable, adjective
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Examples from the web for knowledgable
  • Everyone is ignorant about more than they are knowledgable.
  • When the market becomes more knowledgable this may change.
  • My oldest brother is so knowledgable about cars and is constantly talking about them.
  • We have a knowledgable ally, a physician, on the journey with us.
British Dictionary definitions for knowledgable

knowledgeable

/ˈnɒlɪdʒəbəl/
adjective
1.
possessing or indicating much knowledge
Derived Forms
knowledgeableness, knowledgableness, noun
knowledgeably, knowledgably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for knowledgable

knowledgeable

adj.

also knowledgable, c.1600, "capable of being known, recognizable" (a sense now obsolete), from knowledge in its Middle English verbal sense + -able. The modern sense of "having knowledge, displaying knowledge" is from 1829 and probably a new formation.

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