saccente

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of Southern Italian origin, from Latin sapientem, accusative singular of sapiēns (discerning, wise), present active participle of sapiō (I am wise). Doublet of sapiente.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /satˈt͡ʃɛn.te/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnte
  • Hyphenation: sac‧cèn‧te

Adjective[edit]

saccente (plural saccenti)

  1. presumptuous, conceited
  2. (archaic) learned, intelligent
  3. (archaic) slick, clever

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Noun[edit]

saccente m or f (plural saccenti)

  1. (derogatory) know-it-all

References[edit]

  • saccente in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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