philosophaster

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(fi los′ə fastər, fi losə fas′tər)



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
phi•los•o•phas•ter  (fi los′ə fastər, fi losə fas′tər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Philosophya person who has only a superficial knowledge of philosophy or who feigns a knowledge he or she does not possess.
  • Late Latin: a bit of a philosopher. See philosopher, -aster1
  • 1605–15

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