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knowing

know·ing

knowing

pronunciation:
no Ing
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having knowledge or understanding.
synonyms:
enlightened, intelligent, knowledgeable, smart, understanding
antonyms:
unknowing
similar words:
conscious, erudite, learned, perceptive, perspicacious, sagacious, sapient, versed, wise
definition 2: sharp, astute, or clever.
synonyms:
alert, astute, clever, quick-witted, sharp
similar words:
adept, arch, artful, canny, cunning, incisive, quick, shrewd, understanding
definition 3: implying a secret or private meaning.
She gave me a knowing smile.
similar words:
arch, aware, conscious, meaningful, perceptive, revealing, secretive
definition 4: with intention; deliberate.
a knowing insult
synonyms:
conscious, deliberate, intended, intentional, premeditated, willful, witting
similar words:
planned, purposeful
derivations: knowingly (adv.), knowingness (n.)