knowingly


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know·ing

 (nō′ĭng)
adj.
1. Possessing knowledge, information, or understanding: very knowing about transportation costs.
2. Showing clever awareness and resourcefulness; shrewd and worldly: "Even so knowing a young ruffian as William Chaloner would have had no preparation for the shock of London" (Thomas Levenson).
3. Suggestive of secret or private knowledge: a knowing glance.
4. Deliberate; conscious: a knowing attempt to defraud.
5. Archaic Fashionable; stylish: "Many young men ... drove about town in very knowing gigs" (Jane Austen).

know′ing·ly adv.
know′ing·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.knowingly - with full knowledge and deliberation; "he wittingly deleted the references"
inadvertently, unknowingly, unwittingly - without knowledge or intention; "he unwittingly deleted the references"

knowingly

adverb deliberately, purposely, consciously, intentionally, on purpose, wilfully, wittingly He repeated that he had never knowingly taken illegal drugs.
Translations
بِمَعْرِفَهبِمَعْرِفَه، بِقَصْد
bevidstmed vilje
cinkosan
íbyggilegavísvitandi
anlayışlı tavırlabile bilebilerekbilmiş bir şekilde

knowingly

[ˈnəʊɪŋlɪ] ADV
1. (= intentionally) → a sabiendas, adrede
2. (= archly) [smile, look, nod] → con complicidad

knowingly

[ˈnəʊɪŋli] adv
(= intentionally) → sciemment
[smile, wink] → d'un air entenduknow-it-all [ˈnəʊitɔːl] n (US)je-sais-tout mf

knowingly

adv
(= consciously)bewusst, absichtlich, wissentlich
look, smilewissend

knowingly

[ˈnəʊɪŋlɪ] adv (intentionally) → deliberatamente; (smile, look) → con aria d'intesa

know

(nəu) past tense knew (njuː) : past participle known verb
1. to be aware of or to have been informed about. He knows everything; I know he is at home because his car is in the drive; He knows all about it; I know of no reason why you cannot go.
2. to have learned and to remember. He knows a lot of poetry.
3. to be aware of the identity of; to be friendly with. I know Mrs Smith – she lives near me.
4. to (be able to) recognize or identify. You would hardly know her now – she has become very thin; He knows a good car when he sees one.
ˈknowing adjective
showing secret understanding. She gave him a knowing look.
ˈknowingly adverb
1. in a knowing manner. She smiled knowingly.
2. deliberately or on purpose. He would not knowingly insult her.
ˈknow-all noun
an unkind name for a person who thinks he knows everything.
ˈknow-how noun
the practical knowledge and skill to deal with something. She has acquired a lot of know-how about cars.
in the know
having information possessed only by a small group of people. People in the know tell me that she is the most likely person to get the job.
know backwards
to know extremely well or perfectly. He knows his history backwards.
know better
to be too wise or well-taught (to do something). She should know better at her age!; He should have known better than to trust them.
know how to
to have learned the way to. She already knew how to read when she went to school.
know the ropes
to understand the detail and procedure of a job etc.
References in classic literature ?
He struck Ambrosch on the back, and the boy smiled knowingly.
That I have slain the Maquas I am not the man to deny, even at their own council- fires; but that, knowingly, my hand has never harmed a Delaware, is opposed to the reason of my gifts, which is friendly to them, and all that belongs to their nation.
In one corner stood a huge bag of wool, ready to be spun; in another, a quantity of linsey-woolsey just from the loom; ears of Indian corn, and strings of dried apples and peaches, hung in gay festoons along the walls, mingled with the gaud of red peppers; and a door left ajar gave him a peep into the best parlor, where the claw-footed chairs and dark mahogany tables shone like mirrors; andirons, with their accompanying shovel and tongs, glistened from their covert of asparagus tops; mock- oranges and conch - shells decorated the mantelpiece; strings of various-colored birds eggs were suspended above it; a great ostrich egg was hung from the centre of the room, and a corner cupboard, knowingly left open, displayed immense treasures of old silver and well-mended china.
And in the first place, you will be so good as to unsay that story about selling his head, which if true I take to be good evidence that this harpooneer is stark mad, and I've no idea of sleeping with a madman; and you, sir, you I mean, landlord, you, sir, by trying to induce me to do so knowingly, would thereby render yourself liable to a criminal prosecution.
There are wise people who talk ever so knowingly and complacently about "the working classes," and satisfy themselves that a day's hard in- tellectual work is very much harder than a day's hard manual toil, and is righteously entitled to much bigger pay.
One in fifty of those who attend our operas likes it already, perhaps, but I think a good many of the other forty-nine go in order to learn to like it, and the rest in order to be able to talk knowingly about it.
Noel Vanstone ever discovers that you have knowingly married him under a false name, he can apply to the Ecclesiastical Court to have his marriage declared null and void.
That I should innocently take a bad half-crown of somebody else's manufacture, is reasonable enough; but that I should knowingly reckon the spurious coin of my own make, as good money
The farrier leaned forward with his hands on his knees as he put this question, and his eyes twinkled knowingly.
The day after tomorrow, at the latest, you will begin despising yourself for having knowingly deceived yourself.
How I came there, or rather why I am there," replied Bonacieux, "that is entirely impossible for me to tell you, because I don't know myself; but to a certainty it is not for having, knowingly at least, disobliged Monsieur the Cardinal.
A prince, therefore, being compelled knowingly to adopt the beast, ought to choose the fox and the lion; because the lion cannot defend himself against snares and the fox cannot defend himself against wolves.