Definition of erudite in English:

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erudite

Pronunciation: /ˈer(y)əˌdīt/

adjective

Having or showing great knowledge or learning.
Example sentences
  • At the other pole are specialist intellectuals who are involved in erudite discussions with other intellectuals.
  • He is one of the most erudite scholars of Islam in modern times.
  • But he is also very erudite, scholarly, and has lots of fresh ideas.
Synonyms

Derivatives

eruditely

Pronunciation: /ˈer(y)əˌdītlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Look at these pieces: like all of his political writing, it's spectacularly well-informed and researched, eloquently and eruditely written, and advocates a unique opinion.
  • If Ms. Singh truly believes that plagiarism took place, why was there not a single reference to a line, paragraph or ‘whole chunks’ as she so eruditely puts it?
  • But rather than chronologically write about this search, Giscombe eruditely riffs back and forth across time and terrain.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin eruditus, past participle of erudire 'instruct, train' (based on rudis 'rude, untrained').

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: er·u·dite

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