Definition of scholarly in English:


Line breaks: schol|ar¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈskɒləli


1Involving or relating to serious academic study: scholarly journals a scholarly career
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  • Few if any of the serious scholarly treatments of the Cold War and its end credit a single policy or factor or agent.
  • There is no paucity of scholarly studies and statistical data on China, but these do not help us.
  • His articles and case studies on these topics have appeared in numerous scholarly journals and books.
1.1Having or showing knowledge, learning, or devotion to academic pursuits: a scholarly account of the period an earnest, scholarly man
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  • On the other hand, they are too disjointed and brief to contribute much to the knowledge of more scholarly fans.
  • Erudite and scholarly, Green was best known for his literary achievements.
  • Here, the music press and music journalism in daily newspapers form the basis of scholarly accounts of works of highly variable scope.
learned, erudite, academic, well read, widely read, intellectual, literary, lettered, well educated, knowledgeable, cultured, cultivated, highbrow; studious, bookish, donnish, bluestocking, cerebral
informal egghead
North American informal pointy-headed
archaic clerkly
well researched, painstaking, studious, thorough, detailed, thoroughgoing, comprehensive, exhaustive; well argued, well informed, well reasoned, authoritative



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  • Snaking back and forward in time, she describes the dark, European scholarliness of the Mitwisser house as she first experiences it - at first repelled by their harsh German and strange manners, then drawn in entirely.
  • Foucault inspired subsequent critics of psychiatry, of varying degrees of scholarliness, rationality, and clarity of exposition.
  • Isaac's trait is self-sacrifice; Jacob is the paradigm of scholarliness.

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