superficial knowledge or learning
Origin of sciolism; from Classical Latin sciolus, smatterer, diminutive of scius, knowing ; from scire, to know: see science
A pretentious attitude of scholarship; superficial knowledgeability.
Origin of sciolismFrom Late Latin sciolus, smatterer, diminutive of Latin scius, knowing, from sc&imacron;re, to know; see skei- in Indo-European roots.
- The quality of showing opinions on at least one subject of which the perpetrator has little or no knowledge, the practice of this, an instance of the practice of this.