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know-all

n
informal derogatory a person who pretends or appears to know a great deal
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.know-all - someone who thinks he knows everything and refuses to accept advice or information from others
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
egoist, egotist, swellhead - a conceited and self-centered person

know-all

noun (Informal) smart aleck, wise guy (informal), smarty (informal), clever-clogs (informal), clever Dick (informal), smarty-pants (informal), smartarse (slang), wiseacre, smarty-boots (informal) She read an article by some cosmopolitan know-all.
Translations

know-all

[ˈnəʊɔːl] N (Brit) (pej) → sabelotodo mf inv, sabihondo/a m/f

know-all

[ˈnəʊɔːl] n (Brit) (pej) → sapientone/a

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.

know-all

مَغْرُورٌ بِعِلْمِهِ rozumbrada bedrevidende person Besserwisser παντογνώστης sabihondo kaikkitietävä monsieur je-sais-tout sveznalica saccente 知ったかぶりをする人 아는 체하는 사람 wijsneus bedreviter mądrala sabe tudo всезнайка besserwisser คนที่แกล้งทำเป็นรู้มากกว่าคนอื่น bilgiç người tự cho rằng mình biết mọi thứ 自以为无所不知的人