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  Definition of knowing
  1. clear and certain mental apprehension
  2. highly educated; having extensive information or understanding; "an enlightened public"; "knowing instructors"; "a knowledgeable critic"; "a knowledgeable audience"
  3. evidencing the possession of inside information
  4. alert and fully informed; "politically aware"; "a knowing collector of rare books"; "the most...technically aware of the novelists under thirty"- W.S.Graham; "surprisingly knowledgeable about what was going on"
  5. by conscious design or purpose; "intentional damage"; "a knowing attempt to defraud"; "a willful waste of time"
Similar Words: enlightened, knowledgeable, learned, lettered, well-educated, well-read, wise(p), wise to(p), aware(p), deliberate, intentional, willful, wilful

 

Hyponyms: awareness, consciousness, cognizance, cognisance, knowingness, ken, prevision, foresight, prospicience, understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy

 

Derivational Morphology: know, cognize, cognise

 

 
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