Definition of Sciolism

1. Noun. Pretentious superficiality of knowledge.

Generic synonyms: Shallowness, Superficiality
Derivative terms: Sciolist, Sciolistic



Definition of Sciolism

1. n. The knowledge of a sciolist; superficial knowledge.

Definition of Sciolism

1. Noun. The quality of showing opinions on at least one subject of which the perpetrator has little or no knowledge, the practice of this, an instance of the practice of this. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sciolism

1. superficial knowledge [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sciolism

scintillation vial
scintillations
scintillator
scintillators
scintillometer
scintillometers
scintillous
scintiphotograph
scintiphotography
scintiscan
scintiscanner
scintiscans
scintography
sciography
sciolism (current term)
sciolisms
sciolist
sciolistic
sciolists
sciolous
sciolto
sciomachies
sciomachy
sciomancy
scion
scions
sciophyte
sciophytes
scioptic

Literary usage of Sciolism

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1. The British Quarterly Review by Robert Vaughan, Henry Allon (1869)
"... and that the thinking of the few, and not the sciolism of the many, really determines a science. Does he suppose that Christianity has been established, ..."

2. Buckle and His Critics: A Study in Sociology by John Mackinnon Robertson (1895)
"... on the behalf of Christian Truth against philosophic sciolism."1 The closing words refer to the moral and historical doctrines of Positivism in general, ..."

3. Buckle and His Critics: A Study in Sociology by John Mackinnon Robertson (1895)
"... signally admirable than when employed, as we have so often rejoiced to see them employed, on the behalf of Christian Truth against philosophic sciolism. ..."

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