knowl·​edge·​able | \ ˈnä-li-jə-bəl How to pronounce knowledgeable (audio) \

Definition of knowledgeable

: having or showing knowledge or intelligence

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Other Words from knowledgeable

knowledgeability \ ˌnä-​li-​jə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce knowledgeability (audio) \ noun
knowledgeableness noun
knowledgeably \ ˈnä-​li-​jə-​blē How to pronounce knowledgeably (audio) \ 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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Of the 30 or more people living in the park, most seem to be enthusiastic and knowledgeable Warriors’ fans. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, "Homeless Warriors fans live in the shadow of team’s headquarters," 7 May 2018 The superintendent of today must be visible, accessible and knowledgeable at all times. Marian Kim-phelps, Pomerado News, "A day in the life of a school superintendent," 12 Apr. 2018 To continue reading this story, TRY IT NOW Service is formal and knowledgeable without being stuffy. San Antonio Express-News, "7. Il Sogno Osteria," 8 Mar. 2018 Democrats say that is a conflict of interest, but Mr. Azar says the officials are knowledgeable and experienced. Stephanie Armour, WSJ, "HHS Secretary Tries to Reset Agenda Amid Family-Separations Furor," 18 July 2018 Patients consistently report her staff as being attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Karlie Brand,, "8 reasons you’ll wish this dentist was yours," 11 July 2018 That uncertainty means the sailors have to be incredibly experienced and knowledgeable. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "The 2017 America's Cup Will Be the Most Intense Ever," 3 Apr. 2017 There's obviously no more knowledgeable or competent judge of what really happened at this most vital juncture of the 20th century than Chancellor Helmut Kohl of Germany. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Read Brian Mulroney's Moving Eulogy at George H.W. Bush's Funeral," 5 Dec. 2018 Innkeepers John and Grace Cardona know how to be helpful without hovering, knowledgeable without acting like know-it-alls. Allison Weiss Entrekin, Condé Nast Traveler, "14 Best Hotels in Atlanta," 27 July 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 How to pronounce knowledgeable (audio) \

Kids Definition of knowledgeable

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

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