sciolism

noun
sci·​o·​lism | \ˈsī-ə-ˌli-zəm \

Definition of sciolism 

: a superficial show of learning

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Other Words from sciolism

sciolist \ˈsī-​ə-​list \ noun
sciolistic \ˌsī-​ə-​ˈli-​stik \ adjective

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Sciolism comes from the Late Latin sciolus, which means "smatterer" (or "one who speaks with spotty or superficial knowledge"). "Sciolus" comes from the diminutive of Latin scius, meaning "knowing," which itself comes from the verb scire, meaning "to know." Of course, if you know something about Latin roots, you know that "scire" is the source of many other English words, including "science," "prescience" ("foreknowledge"), "nescience" ("lack of knowledge"), and "conscience."

First Known Use of sciolism

1816, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sciolism

Late Latin sciolus smatterer, from diminutive of Latin scius knowing, from scire to know — more at science

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