A pundit is a well-known expert, someone whose opinions show up on television, online, or in the newspaper. Some TV news programs are nothing more than a bunch of pundits2020欧洲杯时间 arguing about current events.

Why not just call them experts? Because pundit is a lovely word that is very close to its Sanskrit root, payndita-s, "learned man or scholar." Originally, a pundit was a "learned Hindu" or Sanskrit expert. Today's classic examples of the pundit are guests on talk radio and professional sports commentators, all brilliant dispensers of insights, statistics, and occasional hot air.

Definitions of pundit

n a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

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ace, adept, champion, genius, hotshot, maven, mavin, sensation, star, superstar, virtuoso, whiz, whizz, wiz, wizard
someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
an expert in soil management and field-crop production
all arounder, all-rounder
a versatile person who is expert at many things
someone who is skilled at analyzing data
an expert who studies financial data (on credit or securities or sales or financial patterns etc.) and recommends appropriate business actions
an expert in anatomy
antiquarian, antiquary, archaist
an expert or collector of antiquities
arbiter, supreme authority
someone with the power to settle matters at will
archer, bowman
a person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrow
an expert whose views are taken as definitive
black belt
a person who attained the rank of expert in the martial arts (judo or karate)
cabalist, kabbalist
an expert who is highly skilled in obscure or difficult or esoteric matters
calculator, computer, estimator, figurer, reckoner
an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
someone who is expert in climatology
computer expert, computer guru
an authority on computers and computing
an expert in the use of cosmetics
efficiency engineer, efficiency expert
an expert in increasing the efficient use of machines and personnel
a person skilled in exegesis (especially of religious texts)
an expert in genealogy
an expert on geography
horticulturist, plantsman
an expert in the science of cultivating plants (fruit or flowers or vegetables or ornamental plants)
someone who investigates
jurist, legal expert
a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations
lapidarist, lapidary
an expert on precious stones and the art of cutting and engraving them
logician, logistician
a person skilled at symbolic logic
an expert in the use of mnemonics; someone able to perform unusual feats of memory
an expert on mythology
an intelligent but single-minded expert in a particular technical field or profession
commentator, observer
an expert who observes and comments on something
someone who is excellent at something
an expert in parliamentary rules and procedures
past master
someone who has long and thorough experience in a given activity
an expert in prosthetics
an expert in the study of ferns
guide, pathfinder, scout
someone who can find paths through unexplored territory
a person who is unusually skilled in certain ways
shooter, shot
a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
specialiser, specialist, specializer
an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
a person who possesses unusual innate ability in some field or activity
someone known for high skill in some intellectual or artistic technique
an expert who is a member of a highly skilled elite group
healer, therapist
a person skilled in a particular type of therapy
old hand, old stager, old-timer, oldtimer, stager, veteran, warhorse
an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service
enologist, fermentologist, oenologist
a specialist in wine making
a therapist who practices naprapathy
a person who adds numbers
adjuster, adjustor, claim agent, claims adjuster, claims adjustor
one who investigates insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlement
adviser, advisor, consultant
an expert who gives advice
a therapist who makes suffering more endurable
credit analyst
an analyst who studies the financial statements and financial history of applicants for credit in order to evaluate their creditworthiness
financial analyst, securities analyst
an analyst who studies the financial performance of corporations
industry analyst
an analyst of conditions affecting a particular industry
market analyst
an analyst of conditions affecting a market (especially the stock market)
a commentator who writes notes to a text
an analyst who assays (performs chemical tests on) metals
a specialist assigned to the staff of a diplomatic mission
number cruncher
someone able to perform complex and lengthy calculations
a specialist in canon law
cartographer, map maker
a person who makes maps
a therapist who practices chiropractic
comparative anatomist
anatomist who compares the anatomy of different animals
cognoscente, connoisseur
an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts
coroner, medical examiner
a public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causes
a specialist in criminology
a specialist in crystallography
a Mexican woman who practices healing techniques inherited from the Mayans
a Mexican man who practices healing techniques inherited from the Mayans
an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public
a logician skilled in dialectic
dietician, dietitian, nutritionist
a specialist in the study of nutrition
educationalist, educationist
a specialist in the theory of education
someone who specializes in the treatment of disease by electricity
evaluator, judge
an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
examiner, inspector
an investigator who observes carefully
fingerprint expert, fingerprint man, fingerprint specialist
a specialist in identifying fingerprints
gardener, nurseryman
someone who takes care of a garden
a specialist in the study of Germanic language or culture or literature
designer, graphic designer
someone who specializes in graphic design
graphologist, handwriting expert
a specialist in inferring character from handwriting
anatomist who specializes in the microscopic study of animal tissues
herb doctor, herbalist
a therapist who heals by the use of herbs
high priest
a preeminent authority or major proponent of a movement or doctrine
hunting guide
guide to people hunting in unfamiliar territory
intelligence analyst
a government analyst of information about an enemy or potential enemy
decorator, designer, house decorator, interior decorator, interior designer, room decorator
a person who specializes in designing architectural interiors and their furnishings
a specialist in the study of freshwater ponds and lakes
an authority on liturgies
a medieval English archer who used a longbow
crack shot, marksman, sharpshooter
someone skilled in shooting
master, professional
an authority qualified to teach apprentices
a specialist who studies processes in the earth's atmosphere that cause weather conditions
a jurist who interprets Muslim religious law
a therapist who practices naturopathy
a government appointee who investigates complaints by private persons against the government
oculist, optometrist
a person skilled in testing for defects of vision in order to prescribe corrective glasses
a specialist in oriental subjects
osteologer, osteologist
an anatomist who is skilled is osteology
osteopath, osteopathist
a therapist who manipulates the skeleton and muscles
physical therapist, physiotherapist
therapist who treats injury or dysfunction with exercises and other physical treatments of the disorder
clinical psychologist, psychotherapist
a therapist who deals with mental and emotional disorders
a traditional Zulu healer and respected elder
gun, gunman
a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)
speech therapist
a therapist who treats speech defects and disorders
actuary, statistician
someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)
a person who subtracts numbers
syllogiser, syllogist, syllogizer
logician skilled in syllogistic reasoning
symbolic logician
a person skilled at symbolic logic
systems analyst
a person skilled at systems analysis
a specialist in the history of the Teutonic people or language (especially with respect to the Teutonic influence on the history of England)
track star
a star runner
someone who marks a trail by leaving blazes on trees
a person who engages in shooting at clay pigeons that are hurled into the air by a trap
arborist, tree surgeon
a specialist in treating damaged trees
UNIX guru
an expert on the UNIX operating system
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

n someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field

initiate, learned person, savant
a person of great and varied learning
Type of:
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student
a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

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