scholarly

adjective schol·ar·ly \ ˈskä-lər-lē \
Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of scholarly

: of, characteristic of, or suitable to learned persons : learned, academic

Examples of scholarly in a Sentence

  1. His writings have been recently given scholarly attention.

  2. She has a scholarly interest in music.

  3. a scholarly study of words and their origins

Recent Examples of scholarly from the Web

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SCHOLARLY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of scholarly for English Language Learners

  • : concerned with or relating to formal study or research

  • : having the characteristics of a scholar


SCHOLARLY Defined for Kids

scholarly

adjective schol·ar·ly \ ˈskä-lər-lē \

Definition of scholarly for Students

: like that of or suitable to learned persons


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