knowledgeable


adjective

  1. possessing or exhibiting knowledge, insight, or understanding; intelligent; well-informed; discerning; perceptive.

adjective

  1. possessing or indicating much knowledge
adj.

also knowledgable, c.1600, “capable of being known, recognizable” (a sense now obsolete), from knowledge in its Middle English verbal sense + -able. The modern sense of “having knowledge, displaying knowledge” is from 1829 and probably a new formation.

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