Specialist vs Connaisseur - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between specialist and connaisseur

is that specialist is someone who is an expert in, or devoted to, some specific branch of study or research while connaisseur is a specialist of a given field, especially in one of the fine arts or in a matter of taste: a connoisseur.

As an adjective specialist

is (british) specialised.

specialist

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (British) Specialised.
  • Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia specialist)
  • Someone who is an expert in, or devoted to, some specific branch of study or research.
  • (medicine) A physician whose practice is limited to a particular branch of medicine or surgery.
  • (US, military) Any of several non-commissioned ranks corresponding to that of corporal.
  • Synonyms

    * (Someone who is an expert or devoted to a particular area of study) aficionado, enthusiast, connoisseur

    Antonyms

    * generalist

    Hypernyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * specialistic

    Anagrams

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    connaisseur

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A specialist of a given field, especially in one of the fine arts or in a matter of taste: a connoisseur.
  • * 1847 , L. Piale (publisher), Guide to Naples and Sicily, Part I: Naples , page 42
  • The gallery of Prince Valsavoja contains about 100 pictures several of which deserve the attention of the artist and connaisseur .
  • * 1890 , James Knowles, ed, The Nineteenth Century: a monthly review (July–December 1890), page 579
  • They pass their Sundays agreeably, in complete repose: seated outside their doors, dressed in the best clothes, and displaying, with serene satisfaction, the many rings, pendants, and huge earrings of rare beauty, inherited for many past generations, and wich possess an individual character that the connaisseur at once recognises.
  • * 1994 , Yirmiyahu Yovel, Gideon Segal, ed, Spinoza on Knowledge and the Human Mind: Papers Presented at the Second Jerusalem Conference , page xii
  • The support of Mr. Albert Igoin, a Spinoza reader and connaisseur of long date, is particularly appreciated.
  • * 2004 , Arthur Hartkamp and Carla Joustra, Kluwer Law International, Towards a European Civil Code: Third Fully Revised and Expanded Edition , a footnote on page 159
  • But it needed a connaisseur'' of Roman law, namely Wolfgang Ernst, Bonn/Cambridge, to remind me that ''justum facere is the common root of Recht-Fertigung and justification.

    Synonyms

    * connoisseur ----