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Another word for connoisseur

      1. A person designated to determine the winner in a contest, settle a controversy, etc.
      2. One who makes estimates as to worth, quality, or fitness:
      3. An elected or appointed public official with authority to hear and decide cases in a court of law
      1. A person with a high degree of skill in or knowledge of a certain subject.
      2. A person who is very skillful or highly trained and informed in some special field
      1. Confidence derived from experience or practice; firm self-assurance:
      2. An accepted source of expert information or advice:
      3. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
      1. Someone who cultivates an unusually high sensitivity to beauty, as in art or nature.
      2. One whose pursuit and admiration of beauty is regarded as excessive or affected.
      3. A person who artificially cultivates artistic sensitivity or makes a cult of art and beauty
      1. A person devoted to sensuous pleasure and luxurious living.
      2. A person who enjoys and has a discriminating taste for fine foods and beverages
      3. A person with refined taste, especially in food and wine.
      1. A connoisseur of fine food and drink.
      2. A person who likes and is an excellent judge of fine foods and beverages; epicure
      1. A follower of Epicurus.
      2. A devotee to sensuous and luxurious living; an epicure.
      3. A follower of Epicurus or his philosophy
      1. Any of several noncommissioned ranks in the US Army that correspond to that of corporal through sergeant first class.
      2. A physician whose practice is limited to a particular branch of medicine or surgery, especially one who is certified by a board of physicians:
      3. A person who specializes in a particular field of study, professional work, etc.
      1. A person who forms and expresses judgments of people or things according to certain standards or values
      2. One who specializes especially professionally in the evaluation and appreciation of literary or artistic works:
      3. Such a person whose profession is to write or broadcast such judgments of books, music, paintings, sculpture, plays, films, television, etc., as for a newspaper
      1. A person who collects stamps, books, etc. as a hobby
      2. A person employed to collect taxes, duties, or other payments.
      3. A person whose work is collecting taxes, overdue bills, etc.
      1. One who dabbles in an art or a field of knowledge.
      2. (Now Rare) A person who loves the fine arts
      3. A person who follows an art or science only for amusement and in a superficial way; dabbler
      1. A connoisseur of good food and drink; a gourmet.
      2. A person who enjoys and has a discriminating taste for foods
      1. Gourmet
      2. A person with a hearty liking for good food and drink and a tendency to indulge in them to excess
      3. A person who often eats too much.
      1. A person with refined taste, especially one who enjoys superb food and drink.
      2. A person who enjoys the good things in life, especially good food and drink; a man about town
      1. One that determines or strongly influences current trends or styles, as in fashion or the arts.
      2. A person or group that influences fashionable or popular taste
      3. A trendsetter with respect to taste
      1. A person displaying great technical skill in some fine art, esp. in the performance of music
      2. A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.
      3. (Obs.) A person who has a general or broad interest in the arts and sciences
      1. (Informal) An expert or connoisseur, often, specif., a self-proclaimed one
      2. (Chiefly US) A self-styled expert in a given field.
      3. A person who has special knowledge or experience; an expert.
      1. (Slang) A person who professes great interest in culture and the arts
      2. (Informal, humorous) A person with a rapacious, possibly forced, interest in the arts.

Synonym Study

  • Dilettante originally referred to one who appreciates art as distinguished from one who creates it, but is now chiefly used disparagingly of one who dabbles superficially in the arts
  • Aesthete , although applied to one highly sensitive to art and beauty, is often used derogatorily to connote effeteness or decadence
  • A connoisseur is one who has expert knowledge or a keen discrimination in matters of art and, by extension, in any matters of taste a connoisseur of fine foods