6. pantology, truths, verities, realities, principles, laws; literature, letters, lore, legend; sciences, humanities.
knowledgeable, adj. 1. erudite, punditic, scholarly, academic, educated, well-educated; cultured, learned, Archaic, studied, literate, lettered, versed, well-read, well-informed; intelligent, brainy, sharp, understanding.
2. aware, appreciative, appreciatory, appreciating, conscious, cognizant, sensible; enlightened, knowing, Sl. wise, Sl. in the know, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wise, Sl. hip, Sl. with it, Fr. au courant, Sl. on the ball; acquainted, familiar, up, conversant, intimate.
3. expert, proficient, adept, skilled, skillful; experienced, practiced, accomplished, Inf. knowing the ropes, Sl. savvy, Fr. au fait; capable, able, competent.
4. perceptive, percipient, discerning, penetrating, perspicacious, insightful; sage, sagacious, sapient, Solomonic, wise, gash; rational, reasonable, logical; judicious, prudent, politic, discreet, sensible; com-monsensical, having a good head on one's shoulders.
known, adj. 1. comprehended, cognized, conceived, realized, grasped, Chiefly Scot. kenned; understood, fathomed, penetrated, appreciated; discerned, perceived, apprehended, sensed, received, recognized, seen; possessed, memorized, learned; determined, ascertained, computed, figured, reckoned, estimated.
2. recognized, familiar, household, famous, well-known, celebrated, noted; prominent, on the map, public, popular, exoteric, prevalent, proverbial; notorious, infamous, ill-famed; commonplace, hackneyed, trite, banal, stale.
3. acknowledged, avowed, confessed, admitted, declared, proclaimed, blazoned, heralded; published, aired, vented, publicized, advertised; exposed, revealed, disclosed, unconcealed, discovered, come to light; uncloaked, undraped, uncovered, uncurtained, unshrouded, unveiled, unmasked; unclouded, unobscure, unobscured, undisguised, unscreened; clear, crystal clear, clear as day; clear cut, plain, plain as day, plain as the nose on your face; obvious, evident, manifest, transparent, transpicuous; palpable, patent, ostensible.
know-nothing, n. 1. ignoramus, dunce, dolt, fool, thickhead, blockhead, Mortimer Snerd; idiot, moron, imbecile; dupe, gull, greenhorn; All Inf. stupid, knucklehead, muttonhead, woodenhead, chump; All Sl. sap, jerk, stupe, numskull, fathead, clodpate, hammerhead, bonehead, dumbbell, dummy, dum-dum, boob, one numb from the neck up or with nothing upstairs. 2. agnostic, doubter, skeptic, disbeliever, unbeliever, nullifidian; questioner, cynic, doubting Thomas, Pyr-rhonist; atheist, free-thinker,
knuckle, n. 1. finger joint, knucklebone; joint, articulation, geniculation; angle, bend, crook, hook.
2. joint of meat, cut of meat.
knuckle down Informal, apply oneself, exert oneself, lay oneself out, put oneself out; buckle down, get down to, put one's nose to the grindstone, go at; take the bull by the horns, put one's shoulder to the wheel; launch into, launch upon, fire away; get going, get busy, get into.
4. knuckle under defer to, be regulated by, be governed by, be subject to; stoop, bend to, bow to, truckle to, humble oneself to, bend the knee to, knuckle to, do [s.o.'s] bidding; yield, surrender, give in, give way to; capitulate, succumb to, fall, raise the white flag, cry or say uncle; resign oneself, acquiesce, throw in the towel, give up the ship, cease the struggle, grin and bear it.
knurled, adj. 1. ridged, notched, corrugated, milled, serrated.
2. knurly, gnarled, gnarly, knotty, knarred, knarry, nodose; lumpy, bumpy, humpy, nodulous; warty, papillose, tuberous; bossed, embossed, chased, carunculated.