Definition of knowing adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnəʊɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊɪŋ//
[usually before noun]
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showing that you know or understand about something that is supposed to be secret a knowing smile The man at reception gave her the key with a knowing look. compare unknowing
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: knowing