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I want an adjective to define someone who is very knowledged of many things, even unusual stuff.

I know about polymath and its uses, but I was searching for a word more general, that could be used in this phrase:

Ken Jennings is a very _______ man. He won 74 editions of the Jeopardy! Game Show.

As exemplified above, it would be more general even being used in the context of trivia knowledge.

While this question is a great question by itself, it has never been stated that the "person who is very knowledged of many things" actually enjoyed studying.

Best Answer

  1. sage

Ken Jennings is a very sage man. He won 74 editions of the Jeopardy! Game Show.

One of the meanings from dictionary.com:

wise, judicious, or prudent

  1. savvy

Ken Jennings is a very savvy man. He won 74 editions of the Jeopardy! Game Show.

One of the meanings from dictionary.com:

experienced, knowledgeable, and well-informed; shrewd

  1. astute

Ken Jennings is a very astute man. He won 74 editions of the Jeopardy! Game Show.

One of the meanings from dictionary.com:

clever; cunning; ingenious; shrewd

  1. adroit

Ken Jennings is a very adroit man. He won 74 editions of the Jeopardy! Game Show.

One of the meanings from dictionary.com:

cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious

As already listed, eclectic and erudite would also work very well.