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See definition of know-nothing on Dictionary.com
  • as inempty-headed
  • as inuneducated
  • as inignoramus

synonyms for know-nothing

  • brainless
  • dizzy
  • featherbrained
  • frivolous
  • giddy
  • harebrained
  • ignorant
  • illiterate
  • inane
  • silly
  • skittish
  • stupid
  • uneducated
  • unschooled
  • untaught
  • vacant
  • vacuous
See also synonyms for: know-nothings
  • ignorant
  • illiterate
  • unschooled
  • benighted
  • empty-headed
  • ignoramus
  • inerudite
  • lowbrow
  • uncultivated
  • uncultured
  • uninstructed
  • unlearned
  • unlettered
  • unread
  • unrefined
  • untaught
  • untutored
  • blockhead
  • dimwit
  • dunce
  • fool
  • idiot
  • imbecile
  • moron
  • numskull

antonyms for know-nothing

MOST RELEVANT
  • cognizant
  • intelligent
  • sensible
  • slick
  • smart
  • educated
  • learned
  • literate
  • intelligent
  • lettered
  • taught
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How to use know-nothing in a sentence

She is quite true, but not wise, and your left hand must not know what your right hand is doing.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
The vision—it had been an instantaneous flash after all and nothing more—had left his mind completely for the time.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
He came to the top of the stairs with a lamp in his hand, and wanted to know what the rumpus was about.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
We should have to admit that the new law does little or nothing to relieve such a situation.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
It seems very strange that I shall actually know Liszt at last, after hearing of him so many years.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Nothing remarkable occurred in our march through this country.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
Kind of a reception-room in there—guess I know a reception-room from a hole in the wall.
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
The policemen looked dull and heavy, as if never again would any one be criminal, and as if they had come to know it.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
It was very warm, and for a while they did nothing but exchange remarks about the heat, the sun, the glare.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
"I don't know whether I am going to like this or not--this coming to live in town," thought the little pig.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
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WORDS RELATED TO KNOW-NOTHING

  • brainless
  • dizzy
  • featherbrained
  • frivolous
  • giddy
  • harebrained
  • ignorant
  • illiterate
  • inane
  • know-nothing
  • silly
  • skittish
  • stupid
  • uneducated
  • unschooled
  • untaught
  • vacant
  • vacuous
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.