scientaster

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

scient +‎ -aster

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

scientaster (plural scientasters)

  1. (rare) An inferior scientist.
    • 1876, De Robigne Mortimer Bennett, The World's Sages, Thinkers and Reformers:
      And then compare with these the superficial and flippant assumptions of theologians, ontologists, transceudentalists, seers, impressionables, scientasters, and other incapables, and arrive at your own conclusions.