know-all

(redirected from know-alls)
Also found in: Dictionary, Legal.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for know-all

Synonyms for know-all

someone who thinks he knows everything and refuses to accept advice or information from others

References in periodicals archive ?
It is just the selfish know-alls, male and female, that can cause problems.
The ironic thing is that all the know-alls and mystics who are saying this is evidence of Southgate being useless were all the ones predicting at the start that we'd be in a relegation spot by now.
Knowing our luck, if we ever flew into space for the trip of a lifetime, we'd end up seated beside one of those been-there-done-that know-alls we get stuck with on every holiday.
Some of these know-alls are at least sympathetic and encouraging but there's a growing breed, modelled on people like Ann Robinson and Alan Sugar, who make their names and reputations by being pointlessly rude.
But the smug confidence now shown by the country's top leaders (Lula added, "It's sad to see these know-alls going broke and filing for bankruptcy") is a significant development for a country that has spent much of the past three decades recovering from G7-instigated economic shocks and structural adjustments.
For all you know-alls (I believe some Post readers possibly fall into this category), I am aware there are two of them, but this is the famous one, made into a chart hit by the band Sky way back when.
There are several opportunities for trivia quiz know-alls to shine, as well as dance classes, bridge and whist sessions and board games such as chess and scrabble.
British parents (the usual suspects: the know-alls who see a paedophile behind every tree, the mothers who resort to fisticuffs with headmasters when their ugly kids are sent home from school with purple hair) are screaming at Chinese cruelty to children involving desk-side intravenous drips through which come fluids that the Chinese believe helps children study and behave themselves during exam preparation.
I think it's worth reminding myself and the American know-alls that some of the greatest love affairs of all time were between women with what we might describe as a fuller figure and men who worshipped them.
Frequently any clue to an individual's credentials or background is omitted, making some information inaccessible to all but the biggest of know-alls.
THEY SAY I WOULD like to ask a question, are we as equal As the know-alls say?
Being harangued by comedians and assorted know-alls has finally convinced me that I'm in the No camp.
We are considered to be arrogant and know-alls and FIFA don't have to answer to anyone.
Most of us know-alls have been predicting yet another runaway triumph for Fergie and his fabulous five-star outfit but suddenly the quintuple looks a lot further away.
Burley will then lose his job and a nation of told-you-so know-alls will resurrect their campaign for Graeme Souness to take charge of the 10 games we'll play on our way to not making it to Poland and Ukraine in 2012.