- having knowledge or information
- shrewd; clever
- implying shrewd understanding or possession of secret or inside information: a knowing look
- deliberate; intentional
- Possessing knowledge, information, or understanding: very knowing about transportation costs.
- Showing clever awareness and resourcefulness; shrewd and worldly: “Even so knowing a young ruffian as William Chaloner would have had no preparation for the shock of London” ( Thomas Levenson )
- Suggestive of secret or private knowledge: a knowing glance.
- Deliberate; conscious: a knowing attempt to defraud.
- Archaic Fashionable; stylish: “Many young men … drove about town in very knowing gigs” ( Jane Austen )
(comparative more knowing, superlative most knowing)
- Present participle of know.
- The act or condition of having knowledge.