Knowing - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈnoʊɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word knowing
Brit.  |ˈnəʊɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word knowing
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to know


- a clear and certain mental apprehension
- evidencing the possession of inside information (syn: wise)
- characterized by conscious design or purpose (syn: deliberate, intentional)
a knowing act of fraud
- alert and fully informed (syn: knowledgeable)
a knowing collector of rare books
- highly educated; having extensive information or understanding (syn: knowledgeable, learned, lettered, well- educated, well- read)
knowing instructors


She looked at us in a knowing way.

...exchanged a knowing look with her business partner during the sales presentation...

He is the most knowing of all the staff.

I should be knowing to and familiar with the whole circumstances.

He gave us a knowing look.

She exchanged a knowing smile with her mother.

a knowing collector of rare books

Knowing the truth is her right.

I like the security of knowing there will be someone there to help me when I need help.

Knowing the importance of making the right choice, he selected carefully.

There is some satisfaction in knowing I was right.

I had the privilege of knowing your grandfather.

...put on a convincing charade to keep her from knowing about the surprise party...

...have been feeling goosey all morning, knowing that I have that driving test hanging over my head...

the impossibility of knowing what the future will bring

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