Definition of sciolist in English:

sciolist

noun

archaic
  • A person who pretends to be knowledgeable and well informed.

    • ‘We've become so disappointed with, and repulsed by, the agenda-driven reporting of most of the paper's sciolist (useful word) columnists that we've cancelled our subscription.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from late Latin sciolus (diminutive of Latin scius knowing from scire know) + -ist.

Pronunciation

sciolist

/ˈsīələst/