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1knowing

noun

Definition of KNOWING

First Known Use of KNOWING

14th century

Rhymes with KNOWING

2knowing

adjective

: showing that you have special knowledge

Full Definition of KNOWING

1
:  having or reflecting knowledge, information, or intelligence
2
a :  shrewdly and keenly alert :  astute <a knowing observer>
b :  indicating possession of exclusive inside knowledge or information <a knowing smile>
3
:  cognitive
4
:  deliberate <knowing interference in the affairs of another>
know·ing·ly adverb
know·ing·ness noun

Examples of KNOWING

  1. She looked at us in a knowing way.
  2. <exchanged a knowing look with her business partner during the sales presentation>

First Known Use of KNOWING

14th century
KNOWINGNESS Defined for Kids

knowing

adjective know·ing \ˈnō-iŋ\

Definition of KNOWING for Kids

1
:  having or showing special knowledge, information, or intelligence
2
:  shrewdly and keenly alert <The baby looked around with knowing eyes.>
know·ing·ly adverb

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