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erudite

Line breaks: eru|dite
Pronunciation: /ˈɛrʊdʌɪt
 
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Definition of erudite in English:

adjective

Having or showing great knowledge or learning: Ken could turn any conversation into an erudite discussion she was very erudite
More 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
learned, scholarly, well educated, knowledgeable, well read, widely read, well versed, well informed, lettered, cultured, cultivated, civilized, intellectual;
intelligent, clever, academic, literary, bookish, highbrow, studious, sage, wise, sagacious, discerning, donnish, cerebral, enlightened, illuminated, sophisticated, pedantic;
esoteric, obscure, recondite
informal brainy, genius
rare sapient

Origin

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

Derivatives

eruditely

1
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.

Words that rhyme with erudite

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