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. R. Browning.


© Webster 1913.

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