erudite


er·u·dite

adjective \ˈer-ə-ˌdīt, ˈer-yə-\

: having or showing knowledge that is learned by studying

Full Definition of ERUDITE

:  having or showing knowledge that is gained by studying :  possessing or displaying erudition <an erudite scholar>
er·u·dite·ly adverb

Examples of ERUDITE

  1. <the most erudite people in medical research attended the conference>
  2. <an erudite lecture on the latest discoveries in astronomy>
  3. He wasn't bashful about showing himself to be feverishly erudite, … terminally droll, and a wizard phrasemaker. —Susan Sontag, New Yorker, 18 & 25 June 2001

Origin of ERUDITE

Middle English erudit, from Latin eruditus, from past participle of erudire to instruct, from e- + rudis rude, ignorant
First Known Use: 15th century

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