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

Definition of scholarly in English:


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.
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



Pronunciation: /ˈskɒləlɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with scholarly

gentlemanly • seamanly

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