knowl·​edge·​able | \ˈnä-li-jə-bəl \

Definition of knowledgeable 

: having or showing knowledge or intelligence

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Other Words from knowledgeable

knowledgeability \ˌnä-​li-​jə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun
knowledgeableness noun
knowledgeably \ˈnä-​li-​jə-​blē \ adverb

Examples of knowledgeable in a Sentence

I'm fairly knowledgeable about wine. knowledgeable historians regard that story as pure fiction

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Our guide was knowledgeable, quick to answer questions and approachable. Anne Dunlap,, "How I became a fan of contemporary art," 10 July 2018 Repartee, off-the-cuff jokes, wordplay (suboptimal is a favorite theme-word), pop references, and a lot of bald-guy jokes (since Bennett is one and Davies will be) punctuate knowledgeable, indeed obsessive, football talk. John Timpane,, "Men in Blazers: 'This is easily the greatest World Cup in the history of the entire universe'," 2 July 2018 All are gracious, knowledgeable, and helpful in unimagined ways. Alison Rose, Town & Country, "Park Avenue's Pet Whisperer," 3 Sep. 2014 The videos in question hadn’t been flagged, the knowledgeable person said. Jennifer Levitz, WSJ, "Florida Yoga Studio Shooter Had History of Allegedly Harassing Women, Authorities Say," 4 Nov. 2018 The official and the knowledgeable person were not authorized to discuss the cases publicly and spoke only on condition of anonymity. Michael R. Blood And Michael Balsamo, The Seattle Times, "FBI probes computer hacks in California House campaigns," 21 Aug. 2018 Our leaders, are compassionate, understanding, kind, generous but also innovative, knowledgeable and supportive. Fortune, "New American Funding," 26 June 2018 Together, the new owners hope to expand Burnsini’s reputation in the Bay Area and elsewhere beyond the North State region while still providing a knowledgeable and welcoming atmosphere for those who come in for a tasting. Ted Trautman, San Francisco Chronicle, "Where to wine around Shasta Lake," 6 June 2018 As a former Army Ranger and someone who has helped write government policy on autonomous weapons, Scharre is knowledgeable and concise. James Vincent, The Verge, "The future of war will be fought by machines, but will humans still be in charge?," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of knowledgeable

1825, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of knowledgeable

: having information, understanding, or skill that comes from experience or education : having knowledge


knowl·​edge·​able | \ˈnä-li-jə-bəl \

Kids Definition of knowledgeable

: having or showing understanding and skill gained through experience or education

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