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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.
For pundits and politicians, stoking the flames of tech dysphoria is all fun and games.
In the cross-district game, Campbell County made quick work of Conner 54-28, a margin that probably surprised some pundits.
Buy Photo These days, economic pundits and finance folks hang on Patrick T. Harker’s every word, hoping for clues to when the Federal Reserve will raise the rate at which banks can borrow money from one another.
Across Canadian media since St-Amand’s testimony, pundits and experts who are pushing the Liberal government to reconsider its anti-missile defense stance have started to see some movement.
Asserting that Trump’s rise was primarily powered by cultural resentment and economic reversal has become de rigueur among white pundits and thought leaders.
Many pundits had their own fan theories and desperately wanted one candidate to win.
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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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