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connoisseur (noun) an enthusiast of art; an expert in judging beauty, art, music, or food.

A person is a connoisseur if they enjoy the arts like painting, music, dance, etc.. They are very much interested in it. An expert in judging the quality of art and beauty is a connoisseur. A connoisseur of food is one who enjoys good food and can tell good food from bad food. They are uncompromising about the proper taste of the food items. So is it with a connoisseur of, say, music or dance. They approve of and enjoy only high quality music and dance.

  • The wealthy who acquire art pieces, most of them merely to be known for their taste in art, usually take the opinion of a connoisseur when buying paintings and the like.
  • Harry, who always moves in the company of the rich, has developed a taste for good wine and as a connoisseur of wine can easily tell a good wine from a bad wine.
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