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Examples of savant in a Sentence
a savant in the field of medical ethics
Recent Examples of savant from the Web
The feature savant Quavo hops in mid-record for the assist on the hook and delivers a verse of his own.
Churchman, the video savant, restored a few at a time.
Both these numbers are higher than at least 27 of the 50 U.S. states in 2016, according to the savants at the Electoral Integrity Project.
Olson and sewing savant Edmond Joseph hang new sheers.
The bad gal took to the platform this week to share a video review created by an above-neck savant in the throes of toddlerdom.
Digital Push In 2015, The Hill hired a web-traffic savant named Neetzan Zimmerman to serve as the organization’s head of digital strategy and audience development.
What, exactly, have these two savants, Clint Hurdle and Neal Huntington, done lately to merit four-year extensions?
And that is the central pivot to Ryan's entire career, and certainly to his completely unwarranted stature as some kind of economic savant.
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Did You Know?
Savant comes from Latin sapere ("to be wise") by way of Middle French, where "savant" is the present participle of savoir, meaning "to know." "Savant" shares roots with the English words "sapient" ("possessing great wisdom") and "sage" ("having or showing wisdom through reflection and experience"). The term is sometimes used in common parlance to refer to a person who demonstrates extraordinary knowledge in a particular subject, or an extraordinary ability to perform a particular task (such as complex arithmetic), but who has much more limited capacities in other areas.
Synonymspundit, sage, 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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