Definition of erudition
: extensive knowledge acquired chiefly from books : profound, recondite, or bookish learning
Examples of erudition in a Sentence
a scholar of remarkable erudition
a theologian of impressive erudition but with a down-to-earth manner
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In keeping with Sasse’s studied performance of folksy erudition, this 18th-century text is a bit of a political-philosophy deep cut.
With skill and erudition, Rosefeldt’s film surveys the aftermath.
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Definition of erudition for English Language Learners
: impressive knowledge that is learned by studying
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