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cognoscente

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1 a person having a knowledgeable and fine appreciation of the arts
  • a cognoscente of medieval painting

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2 a person with a high level of knowledge or skill in a field
  • cognoscenti in the art world knew that most of the works being auctioned off were second-rate stuff

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The first known use of cognoscente was in 1776

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“Cognoscente.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cognoscente. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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