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Examples of pundit in a Sentence
a moral question that has puzzled the pundits throughout the ages
the new mini laptop has gotten a thumbs-up from industry pundits
Recent Examples of pundit from the Web
Politicians, pundits and academics are wielding it to score points both historical and contemporary.
Some pundits have suggested Saturday's morning meeting in College Station could serve as another loser leaves town showdown, with Malzahn starring as himself and Kevin Sumlin playing the role of Les Miles.
As Slate points out, pundits stated four different times that the best option for the president would be to just not tweet about the Mueller investigation, giving simple, clear reasons why doing so would be, legally speaking, super dumb.
After Trump used the case of Kelly’s son, a Marine killed in Afghanistan, to score political points in a battle over condolences to Gold Star families, some pundits expected a poor reaction from Kelly.
Some pundits have argued that this is 45 playing to his base.
Mane was given a straight red card by referee Jon Moss for his challenge and, despite Liverpool fans and some pundits claiming that the tackle didn't merit a sending off, Ederson's facial injuries prove otherwise.
Some market pundits will be right, and some will be wrong regarding the bubble.
Tomi Lahren, the conservative pundit who was controversially fired from TheBlaze network, has landed a new gig as a Fox News contributor.
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Did You Know?
The original pundits were highly respected teachers and leaders in India. Their title was taken from the Hindi word pandit, a term of respect for a wise person that itself derives from the Sanskrit pandita, meaning "learned." English speakers began using the form pundit specifically to refer to those Hindu sages as long ago as the 1600s. By the 1800s, they had also extended the term to refer to other sagacious individuals, and now pundit is often used with a hint of sarcasm to refer to informed opinion makers (such as political commentators, financial analysts, and newspaper columnists) who boldly share their views (sometimes at great length) on just about any subject that lies within their areas of expertise.
Origin and Etymology of pundit
First Known Use: 1661See Words from the same year
Synonymssage, savant, scholar
Related Wordsseer, wise man; polyhistor, polymath, Renaissance man; brain, egghead, genius, highbrow, intellect, intellectual, thinker, whiz, wizard; guru, mahatma, pandit, swami, yogi (also yogin); rabbi; master, mentor, teacher
Near Antonymsblockhead, dodo, dolt, donkey, dope, dumbbell, dummy, dunce, fathead, fool, goon, half-wit, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, jackass, know-nothing, moron, nincompoop, ninny, nitwit, numskull (or numbskull), pinhead, simpleton, stock, turkey
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