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pun·dit

 (pŭn′dĭt)
n.
1. A source of opinion; a critic: a political pundit.
2. A learned person.
3. Hinduism Variant of pandit.

[Hindi paṇḍit, learned man, from Sanskrit paṇḍitaḥ, learned, scholar, perhaps of Dravidian origin.]

pun′dit·ry n.

pundit

(ˈpʌndɪt)
n
1. an expert
2. (Education) (formerly) a learned person
3. (Hinduism) Also called: pandit a Brahman learned in Sanskrit and, esp in Hindu religion, philosophy or law
[C17: from Hindi pandit, from Sanskrit pandita learned man, from pandita learned]

pun•dit

(ˈpʌn dɪt)

n.
1. a learned person; an expert or authority.
2. a person who makes comments or judgments in an authoritative manner.
3. pandit.
[1665–75; < Hindi paṇḍit < Skt paṇḍita learned man, (adj.) learned]
pun′dit•ry, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pundit - someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
polymath - a person of great and varied learning
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

pundit

noun expert, guru, maestro, buff (informal), boffin (Brit. informal), wonk (informal), fundi (S. African), one of the cognoscenti, (self-appointed) expert or authority a well-known political pundit

pundit

noun
A usually elderly person noted for wisdom, knowledge, and judgment:
Translations
odborníkučenecvzdělanec
panditstručnjakučenjakznanstvenik
írástudópanditspecialistaszakértő

pundit

[ˈpʌndɪt] Nexperto/a m/f

pundit

[ˈpʌndɪt] npontemgrand ponte m

pundit

n (lit)Pandit m; (fig)Experte m, → Expertin f

pundit

[ˈpʌndɪt] n (iro) → esperto/a, sapientone/a
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Then Mahbub Ali rolled across the serai to the Gate of the Harpies who paint their eyes and trap the stranger, and was at some pains to call on the one girl who, he had reason to believe, was a particular friend of a smooth-faced Kashmiri pundit who had waylaid his simple Balti in the matter of the telegrams.
A sleek young gentleman from Delhi, armed with a bunch of keys which the Flower had unshackled from the senseless one's belt, went through every single box, bundle, mat, and saddle-bag in Mahbub's possession even more systematically than the Flower and the pundit were searching the owner.
Nay - in a matter touching Five Kings it would be next his black heart,' said the pundit.
They did not say he was the very man,' said the pundit thoughtfully.
Personally I don't think I could ever warm to Neville even though he proved an insightful pundit, and I will not hide my bias that I am far more likely to give Bellamy a lot more leeway given that he played for the other Manchester team.
And I can't believe he's not working in this country in football or as a TV pundit.
fame - Mick Quinn to the uninitiated - on Thursday, when we will be judging a Carlsberg competition to find the People's Pundit.
Jimmy Hill, now well retired, was the original TV football pundit and an original thinker.
GARY NEVILLE is a great TV pundit and hasgreat TV pundit and has a nice gig with England so I don't see that there is much to gain from moving into the big bad world of management.
The delegation comprised of Younus Sohan, Pervez Barkat, Albert Messi, Inayat Raza, Pundit Mubarak Raza and others.
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That's because in today's world no qualifications whatsoever are required to be a pundit.