Sciolous Sci"o*lous, a. [L. scilus, dim. of scius knowing, fr. scire to know. See {Science}.] Knowing superficially or imperfectly. --Howell. [1913 Webster]

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  • sciolous — sci·o·lous …   English syllables

  • sciolous — ˈsīələs adjective Etymology: Late Latin sciolus sciolist, one having little knowledge, diminutive of Latin scius knowing, from scire to know more at science : knowing superficially or imperfectly : sciolistic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sciolist — Sci o*list, n. [L. sciolus. See {Sciolous}.] One who knows many things superficially; a pretender to science; a smatterer. [1913 Webster] These passages in that book were enough to humble the presumption of our modern sciolists, if their pride… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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