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

/ˈsʌɪəlɪst/