sopho-, soph-, sophic, -soph, -sopher, -sophy [-osophy] -sophical, -sophically, -sophist

(Greek: wise, wisdom; knowledge)

ontosophy (s) (noun), ontosophies (pl)
The knowledge of being or existing.
pansophic (adjective), more pansophic, most pansophic
pansophism (s) (noun), pansophisms (pl)
A situation when someone considers himself or herself as having extensive learning about everything: Some people thought Karl was an unusual person who could produce pansophisms about every existing topic in the world and who was a replica of a living "Googleman".
A pretension of having universal knowledge.
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A claim of knowledge all things.
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A claim of knowing everything.
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pansophy (s) (noun), pansophies (pl)
Universal wisdom; especially, a system of knowing everything: Pansophy is the concept of omniscience, meaning "all-knowing".

In some religious systems, a divine spirit is referred to as the ultimate spirit of pansophy.

philosopher (s) (noun), philosophers (pl)
Anyone who studies and tries to explain the meanings of all kinds of issues that exist in the lives of people: A philosopher often makes efforts to present an extensive understanding about life, scholarly studies, and systems of convictions.
philosophic (adjective), more philosophic, most philosophic
1. Pertaining to an explanation of the concepts of the meanings of life and of whatever is best: Whenever Tom was in a philosophic mood, he always looked very thoughtful and was concerned about how he could help others who were having difficult problems.
2. Referring to a conception of thoughts about the best way to live or how to accomplish important objectives: Carol had philosophic procedures for being successful in achieving something that is of value or worthwhile.
3. Characterizing a quiet and sensible frame of mind; being reasonable and sensible: It was good that Lisa had such a philosophic attitude of calmness when she was told that she would have to wait a little longer until the mechanic could finish repairing the water pump in her car.
Sensibly calm or composed in a difficult situation.
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philosophical (adjective), more philosophical, most philosophical
Descriptive of claiming universal knowledge: There are some philosophical people who are convinced that they are well-informed and understand or can explain everything.
philosophical pessimism
A description of a tendency to believe that life has negative values, or that this world is as bad as it can possibly be.
philosophize (verb), philosophizes; philosophized; philosophizing
1. To reflect or to speculate about serious topics of life sometimes in a boring or pretentious way: Many of the students in the seminar were almost going to sleep because the professor was philosophizing in a very monotonous voice about the meaning of life.
2. To ponder or think about a system of moral principles, usually in a serious way for a long time: After teaching for about 25 years, Mr. Jackson philosophized about the importance of preparing students for more productive lives.
To theorize in a superficial or incorrect manner.
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philosophy (s) (noun), philosophies (pl)
Supposedly the study of ideas about truth and the nature and meaning of life: Greg's philosophy is to "live and let live".

As a lexicographer, John's philosophy is to provide a dictionary with contents about entries that people can actually understand without being confused with the use of the another form of the same word to define it; for example, "an alcoholic is someone who drinks alcohol" or "an anthropologist is someone who studies anthropology".

Someone once wrote that philosophy is a system where both the speaker and the listener, to whom he is speaking, do not understand each other.

The early Greeks named their manner of studying the universe philosophia which is now understood to be philosophy, meaning "lover of knowledge" or, in a free translation, "the desire to know".

physiophilosophy (s) (noun), physiophilosophies (pl)
A well-informed aspect of the principles of natural history.
physiosophic (adjective), more physiosophic, most physiosophic
physiosophy (s) (noun), physiosophies (pl)
An assumption of a knowledge of nature.
psychosophy (s) (noun), psychosophies (pl)
The metaphysics of the mind.
sophia (s) (noun), sophias (pl)
The English translation of Greek for "divine wisdom" or" holy wisdom" to which churches were dedicated.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "know, knowledge; learn, learning": cogni-; discip-; gno-; histor-; intellect-; learn, know; math-; sap-; sci-.