A knowing gesture or remark is one that shows that you understand something, for example the way that someone is feeling or what they really mean, even though it has not been mentioned directly. adj usu ADJ n
Ron gave her a knowing smile..., Dan exchanged a knowing look with Harry.
He smiled knowingly.
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