- affecting, implying, or deliberately revealing shrewd knowledge of secret or private information: a knowing glance.
- that knows; having knowledge or information; intelligent.
- shrewd, sharp, or astute.
- conscious; intentional; deliberate.
- suggesting secret information or knowledge
- wise, shrewd, or clever
- deliberate; intentional
- there is no knowing one cannot tell
“with knowledge of truth,” late 14c., from present participle of know (v.). Related: Knowingly.