V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: knowing and understanding all things
Synonyms: all-knowing, all-seeing
Tips: Omniscient is derived from the Latin omni, "all" and scire, "to know." It is most often used to describe God. Omniscience has the same origins and refers to all-encompassing knowledge. Omnipotent is a related word from the same root of omni, "all" and potent, "powerful" and refers to something that is "all powerful," like God.
If God is omniscient, then He knows everything that will ever happen to me in my life. (all-knowing)
Since he believes God to be omniscient, he accepts the idea that God can hear many prayers at once. (all-knowing)
This novel is written from the third-person, omniscient perspective; that is, the audience gets to see things from all the characters' perspectives. (all-seeing)
He seemed to know everything about me, but surely, he couldn't be omniscient. (all-seeing, all-knowing)
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