Definition of


  1. (noun, person) an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge

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Synonyms of Sciolist

dabbler, dilettante

Alternate forms of Sciolist

Derivations: sciolism

Hypernyms: amateur

Origin of the word Sciolist

  1. 1615, "smatterer, pretender to knowledge," from L.L. sciolus "one who knows a little," dim. of scius "knowing," from scire "to know" (see science). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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