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Synonyms and Antonyms of scholar

  1. 1 a person of deep wisdom or learning <scholars have long debated whether there is ever such a thing as a truly selfless act> Synonyms pundit, savant, sageRelated Words seer, wise man; polyhistor, polymath, Renaissance man; brain, egghead, genius, highbrow, intellect, intellectual, thinker, whiz, wizard; guru, mahatma, pandit, swami, yogi (also yogin); rabbi; master, mentor, teacherNear Antonyms blockhead, dodo, dolt, donkey, dope, dumbbell, dummy, dunce, fathead, fool, goon, half-wit, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, jackass, know-nothing, moron, nincompoop, ninny, nitwit, numskull (or numbskull), pinhead, simpleton, stock, turkey

  2. 2 a person with a high level of knowledge or skill in a field <a scholar who is a specialist in the history of ancient Greece> Synonyms ace, adept, artist, authority, cognoscente, connoisseur, crackerjack (also crackajack), dab [chiefly British], dab hand [chiefly British], fiend, geek, guru, hand, hotshot, maestro, master, maven (also mavin), meister, past master, proficient, expert, shark, sharp, virtuoso, whiz, wizardRelated Words pro, professional; consultant, hired gun, specialist; addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, devotee, enthusiast, fan; craftsman, journeyman; all-rounder [British], jack-of-all-trades, Renaissance man; mistressNear Antonyms apprentice, beginner, neophyte, novice; dabbler, dilettante; layman, nonprofessionalAntonyms amateur, inexpert, nonexpert

  3. 3 one who attends a school <a competition for promising young scholars from across the country> Synonyms pupil, studentRelated Words reader, studier; day student, preppy (or preppie), schoolboy, schoolchild, schoolgirl; schoolfellow, schoolmate; coed, collegian, postgraduate, undergraduate; high schooler, kindergartner (also kindergartener), middler, middle schooler; freshman, junior, senior, sophomore; underclassman, undergrad, upperclassman; exchange studentAntonyms nonstudent

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to permeate or influence as if by dyeing

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