Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. All-wise; claiming universal knowledge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. All-wise; claiming universal knowledge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having, or pretending to have, a knowledge of everything; relating to universal wisdom or knowledge.

Etymologies

See pansophy. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I cannot divine why all this new world of being should fancy to unroll itself, an endless panorama of pansophical mysteries, before my eyes.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 59, September, 1862

  • In the present case, the Jorge Luis Borges who emerges in Williamson’s book — a vain, timid, pompous mama’s boy, given for much of his life to dithery romantic obsessions — is about as different as one can get from the limpid, witty, pansophical, profoundly adult writer we know from his stories.

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