More specifically the person assumes that something was common knowledge but everyone he/she ask proves otherwise. Initially the person asking makes fun of the people for not knowing.

Might be a stretch to ask, but who knows.

  • It would be helpful if you could add a sample sentence to your question leaving the requested word as a "_____________". Thanks! :-) Jan 6 '16 at 16:16
  • I tried thinking of a sentence, but it becomes nearly the same as the prompt I posted. Jan 6 '16 at 16:27
  • The problem is that without assigning a sentence part to the word (noun, adjective, etc.), you'll probably not end up with a word but with a phrase to, as your question states, "describe a situation". Usually descriptions are more than one word so there might be some confusion about what you're really asking for. A sentence would really help, such as "Once again, Joe's (assumptions, jumping to conclusions, etc.) made him the laughing stock among his chums". Hope this helps! :-) Jan 6 '16 at 16:32
  • totally wrong, completely wrong , utterly wrong, cannot be more wrong...
    – P. O.
    Jan 6 '16 at 16:33
  • outvoted. overruled. three strikes you're out. shot down in flames. blown out of the water.
    – James
    Jan 6 '16 at 18:19

"Discredited" seems like a good word choice for the situation you appear to describe (a "know-it-all" who actually doesn't know "it" all).

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