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 (kŏn′yə-shĕn′tē, kŏg′nə-)
n. pl. co·gno·scen·ti (-tē)
A person with superior, usually specialized knowledge or highly refined taste; a connoisseur.

[Obsolete Italian, from Latin cognōscēns, cognōscent-, present participle of cognōscere, to know; see cognition.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cognoscente - an expert able to appreciate a fieldcognoscente - an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts
authority - an expert whose views are taken as definitive; "he is an authority on corporate law"
aesthete, esthete - one who professes great sensitivity to the beauty of art and nature
wine lover - a connoisseur of fine wines; a grape nut


n pl <cognoscenti> → Kenner m
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