schol·​ar·​ly ˈskä-lər-lē How to pronounce scholarly (audio)
: of, characteristic of, or suitable to learned persons : learned, academic

Examples of scholarly in a Sentence

His writings have been recently given scholarly attention. She has a scholarly interest in music. a scholarly study of words and their origins
Recent Examples on the Web The show’s catalog has an unusually playful structure for a scholarly publication: It’s organized in sections called Courses, beginning with Starters. Ted Loos, Robb Report, 26 Nov. 2023 Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, a French historian at the forefront of a scholarly movement that sought to understand the past from the bottom up, by probing the beliefs and psychology of anonymous peasants and priests rather than the exploits of triumphant generals and rulers, died on Wednesday. Jonathan Kandell, New York Times, 23 Nov. 2023 That question filled the cavernous Tampa Convention Center with researchers from all over the world last week, with room after room of more than 500 scholarly presentations at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Clara Germani, The Christian Science Monitor, 17 Nov. 2023 His scholarly research centers on political behavior and methodology. Kabir Khanna, CBS News, 6 Nov. 2023 Nusseibeh, who is seventy-four, has always been a distinctly moderate voice in Palestinian public life, with friends all over the scholarly world. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 28 Oct. 2023 Based on an immense body of scholarly literature, Hornsby’s narrative is broad rather than deep. Robert Hornsby, Foreign Affairs, 24 Oct. 2023 But the show would need to decide whether Harvard students are star-struck by a TV personality or inspired by a great scholarly mind. Lili Loofbourow, Washington Post, 10 Oct. 2023 Her father was mild-mannered, scholarly and a perfectionist — the latter a trait passed on to his eldest daughter. Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times, 29 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1583, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scholarly was in 1583

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“Scholarly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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