from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Possessing knowledge, information, or understanding. See Synonyms at intelligent.
- adj. Showing clever awareness and resourcefulness; shrewd.
- adj. Suggestive of secret or private knowledge: a knowing glance.
- adj. Deliberate; conscious: a knowing attempt to defraud.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Possessing knowledge or understanding; intelligent.
- adj. Shrewd or showing clever awareness.
- adj. Suggestive of private knowledge.
- adj. Deliberate
- v. Present participle of know.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Skilful; well informed; intelligent
- adj. Artful; cunning.
- n. Knowledge; hence, experience.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Knowledge; acquaintance; ascertainment; power or means of ascertaining.
- Having perception or knowledge; intelligent; instructed.
- Conscious; intentional.
- Shrewd; sharp; smart; in a special sense, having or simulating the appearance of possessing information which one is unwilling to communicate.
- Expressive of knowledge or cunning: as, a knowing look.
- Smart-looking; stylish.
- Synonyms Astute, Sage, etc. See astute. (See also sagacious.)
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by conscious design or purpose
- n. a clear and certain mental apprehension
- adj. highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
- adj. evidencing the possession of inside information
- adj. alert and fully informed
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