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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sci·o·list n.  One who knows many things superficially; a pretender to science; a smatterer.
    These passages in that book were enough to humble the presumption of our modern sciolists, if their pride were not as great as their ignorance.   --Sir W. Temple.
    A master were lauded and sciolists shent.   --R. Browning.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an amateur who engages in an activity without serious
          intentions and who pretends to have knowledge [syn: dabbler,