Sci"o*list (?), n. [L. sciolus. See Sciolous.]
One who knows many things superficially; a pretender to science; a smatterer.
These passages in that book were enough to humble the presumption of our modern sciolists, if their pride were not as great as their ignorance.
Sir W. Temple.
A master were lauded and scolists shent.
© Webster 1913.