Definition of knowing
- a knowing observer
- a knowing smile
- knowing interference in the affairs of another
She looked at us in a knowing way.
exchanged a knowing look with her business partner during the sales presentation
birdbrained, brain-dead, brainless, dim-witted, dopey (also dopy), dumb, empty-headed, feebleminded, half-witted, knuckleheaded, lamebrain (or lamebrained), lunkheaded, simple, slow, slow-witted, softheaded, stupid, thickheaded, thick-witted, unintelligent, weak-minded;
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: showing that you have special knowledge
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an inn where caravans rest at night
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