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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel in-fawrmd]
    • /wɛl ɪnˈfɔrmd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel in-fawrmd]
    • /wɛl ɪnˈfɔrmd/

Definitions of well-informed word

  • adjective well-informed having extensive knowledge, as in one particular subject or in a variety of subjects. 1
  • adjective well-informed If you say that someone is well-informed, you mean that they know a lot about many different subjects or about one particular subject. 0
  • adjective well-informed having knowledge about a great variety of subjects 0
  • adjective well-informed possessing reliable information on a particular subject 0
  • adjective well-informed having thorough knowledge of a subject 0
  • adjective well-informed having considerable knowledge of many subjects, esp. those of current interest 0

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Origin of well-informed

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50

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Parts of speech for Well-informed


well-informed popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for well-informed

adj well-informed

  • all there — having his or her wits about him or her; of normal intelligence
  • au courant — up-to-date, esp in knowledge of current affairs
  • bluestocking — A bluestocking is an intellectual woman.
  • conversant — If you are conversant with something, you are familiar with it and able to deal with it.
  • cultured — If you describe someone as cultured, you mean that they have good manners, are well educated, and know a lot about the arts.

adjective well-informed

  • abreast — If people or things walk or move abreast, they are next to each other, side by side, and facing in the same direction.
  • distingue — having an air of distinction; distinguished.
  • learned — having much knowledge; scholarly; erudite: learned professors.
  • omniscient — having complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding; perceiving all things.
  • wise — having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right; possessing discernment, judgment, or discretion.

Antonyms for well-informed

adjective well-informed

  • clueless — If you describe someone as clueless, you are showing your disapproval of the fact that they do not know anything about a particular subject or that they are incapable of doing a particular thing properly.

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