knowingness knowingness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) having knowledge of
  2. (n) shrewdness demonstrated by knowledge

Usage(s):

  1. His knowingness allowed us to accept his real gifts: wonder, delight, optimism.
  2. This time around, it's the mesh baseball cap, and it's usually worn high on the head, for a hardy agrarian look, or sideways, for a dash of urban knowingness.
  3. On the other hand, Besson, like most pop futurists these days, has nothing but ironic knowingness to replace this old-fashioned high-mindedness.

Quotes

  1. "Your intuition - your gut - is your seed of knowingness. The centeredness of your being is right there in your solar plexus. That is your Geiger Counter to reality, as to what's going to happen. The more that you become aware of the feeling that...
    on Oct 30, 2006 By: James Van Praagh Source: KCCI.com

  2. "I'm not someone who just started out. I've had a life of experience as a person trying to have some hope," Geltman said. "There's a knowingness that comes from age and experience. As you get older, sometimes you have to kick yourself in the...
    on Jan 23, 2008 By: Laurie Geltman Source: Taunton Daily Gazette

  3. "Michael wasn't stupid," Lewis writes. "He was ignorant, but a lot of people mistook ignorance for stupidity, and knowingness for intelligence. He'd been denied the life experience that led to knowingness, which every other kid at Briarcrest...
    on Jan 15, 2007 By: Michael Lewis Source: International News Service

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