Definition of erudition in English:

Share this entry

erudition

Pronunciation: /ˌɛrʊˈdɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

[mass noun]
The quality of having or showing great knowledge or learning; scholarship: he was known for his wit, erudition, and teaching skills
More example sentences
  • He was a brave and energetic traveller, an art historian of astonishing erudition, and a profoundly perceptive connoisseur of civilisations.
  • Anyone wishing a general introduction to this fascinating period and one which is told with erudition and understanding should look no further.
  • It's meant to lend a spirit of Everyman inquiry and thoughtful erudition to the proceedings.
Synonyms
learning, scholarship, knowledge, education, culture, intellect, academic attainment, attainments, acquirements, enlightenment, illumination, edification, book learning, insight, information, understanding, sageness, wisdom, sophistication, training;
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.