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Renaissance man

noun
1.
a cultured man of the Renaissance who was knowledgeable, educated, or proficient in a wide range of fields.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) a present-day man who has acquired profound knowledge or proficiency in more than one field.

Origin:
1905–10

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Renaissance man
 
n
a man of any period who has a broad range of intellectual interests

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Renaissance man definition


An outstandingly versatile, well-rounded person. The expression alludes to such Renaissance figures as Leonardo da Vinci, who performed brilliantly in many different fields.

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