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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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|Adj.||1.||sciolistic - showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish; "his dilettantish efforts at painting"|
superficial - concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually; "superficial similarities"; "a superficial mind"; "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy"; "superficial knowledge"; "the superficial report didn't give the true picture"; "only superficial differences"