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  • Acting or speaking beyond the sphere of actual knowledge or experience; ignorantly criticising.

    August 14, 2008

  • Is this a variant of ultracrepidarian? Or is it ultracrepidarious of me even to suggest this?

    Of course, it could be taken as a more or less universal descriptor of your generic Wordie....

    August 14, 2008

  • Great word, Milosrdentsvi. My world is full of opportunities to use it. Is it the antonym of infracrepidarious? You know, acting or speaking beyond the sphere of virtual knowledge or inexperience?

    August 14, 2008

  • A Google Book search suggests that ultracrepidarian is the word people use (if they want to use such a pompous word). I commented on its origins under that word.

    I think "infracrepidarious" (or "-darian") would mean speaking on things beneath your sphere of knowledge, such as, for example, an expert on Renaissance art being pressed for an opinion on a first-grader's drawing of Spot Running in the Backyard.

    August 14, 2008

  • So I was ultracrepidarious for listing it under this form? Perhaps I was only being ultracrepidarian. On the other hand, I stole it from the BBC.

    August 14, 2008

  • Really? From the BBC? I'd be interested in knowing the context in which the BBC used this word.

    August 14, 2008

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A640207

    Granted, now that I look more closely, not strictly the work of the BBC...

    August 14, 2008

  • Written in a state of acute intramalar lingualism,* I think.

    *With tongue planted firmly in cheek.

    August 14, 2008