NounSavant (plural Savants)
- A person of learning; one who is versed in literature or science.
- A person eminent for acquirements.
Admirable Crichton, academician, adept, aficionado, amateur, artisan, artist, attache, authority, bookman, buff, classicist, clerk, colossus of knowledge, connaisseur, connoisseur, consultant, cordon bleu, crack shot, craftsman, critic, dead shot, dilettante, diplomat, diplomatist, doctor, elder, elder statesman, experienced hand, experimental scientist, expert, expert consultant, fan, freak, genius, giant of learning, graduate, great soul, guru, handy man, humanist, illuminate, intellect, intellectual, journeyman, learned clerk, learned man, literary man, litterateur, lover of learning, lover of wisdom, mahatma, man of intellect, man of learning, man of letters, man of science, man of wisdom, mandarin, marksman, master, mastermind, mentor, mine of information, no slouch, nut, oracle, philologist, philologue, philomath, philosophe, philosopher, politician, polyhistor, polymath, practical scientist, pro, professional, professor, proficient, pundit, rabbi, rishi, sage, sapient, scholar, scholastic, schoolman, scientist, seer, shark, sharp, specialist, starets, statesman, student, technical adviser, technical expert, technician, technologist, thinker, walking encyclopedia, wise man, wise old man
- érudit, though the two are often juxtaposed (savants being portrayed as wise, the erudite as book-smart)