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A pretentious attitude of scholarship; superficial knowledgeability.
[From Late Latin sciolus, smatterer, diminutive of Latin scius, knowing, from scīre, to know; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]
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|Noun||1.||sciolist - an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge|
amateur - someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
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