sciolous

sciolous

(ˈsaɪələs)
adj
pretending to have knowledge on a subject, having incomplete knowledge
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Holmes tried to place Aristotle's contempt for Asiatics in context, noting that the wars between the Athenians and the Persians left the philosopher prejudiced against the populations to the East: "Yet we may remark, that the experience of forty centuries, and the permanence during the whole of that time of despotic governments and servile institutions throughout Asia, indicates sufficiently the existence of a servile character in the Asiatics, to redeem the language of Aristotle from the appearance of sciolous or malignant generalization.