(comparative more sciolous, superlative most sciolous)
- (archaic) Knowing superficially or imperfectly.
- Notwithstanding much sciolous speculation concerning slavery, […] yet by overruling Providence men have been slaves of masters in all ages and in every country. — Charles Jared Ingersoll (1856).
Latin scilus, diminutive of scius knowing, from scire to know. See science.