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erudition

Line breaks: eru|di¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌɛrʊˈdɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of erudition in English:

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;

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