cognoscente
[ kon-yuh-shen-tee ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late 18th century; Italian singular of cognoscenti
Synonyms
  • connoisseur
  • critic
  • expert
  • insider
  • judge
  • specialist
Antonyms
  • ignoramus
Definition
a connoisseur; a discerning expert
Example
A sommelier is a cognoscente of wine.
Usage Over Time

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