V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: knowing and understanding all things

Synonyms: all-knowing, all-seeing

Antonyms: short-sighted

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.

Usage Examples:

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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