knowing

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Adjective[edit]

knowing (comparative more knowing, superlative most knowing)

  1. Possessing knowledge or understanding; intelligent.
    • South
      The knowing and intelligent part of the world.
  2. Shrewd or showing clever awareness.
    a knowing rascal
  3. Suggestive of private knowledge.
  4. Deliberate

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Verb[edit]

knowing

  1. Present participle of know.

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Noun[edit]

knowing (plural knowings)

  1. The act or condition of having knowledge.
    • 2009, Gilbert Ryle, The Concept of Mind: 60th Anniversary Edition (page 194)
      Sensations then, are not perceivings, observings or findings; they are not detectings, scannings or inspectings; they are not apprehendings, cognisings, intuitings or knowings.