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sciolist (n.)

1610s, "smatterer, pretender to knowledge," from Late Latin sciolus "one who knows a little," diminutive of scius "knowing," from scire "to know" (see science) + -ist. Related: Sciolistic.

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Definitions of sciolist from WordNet

sciolist (n.)
an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge;
Synonyms: dabbler / dilettante
From wordnet.princeton.edu