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a cultured man of the Renaissance who was knowledgeable, educated, or proficient in a wide range of fields.
(sometimes lowercase) a present-day man who has acquired profound knowledge or proficiency in more than one field.
Renaissance man
a man of any period who has a broad range of intellectual interests

Renaissance man definition

An outstandingly versatile, well-rounded person. The expression alludes to such Renaissance figures as Leonardo da Vinci, who performed brilliantly in many different fields.


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