Synonyms and Antonyms of erudite

  1. 1 having or displaying advanced knowledge or education <the most erudite people in medical research attended the conference> <an erudite lecture on the latest discoveries in astronomy> Synonyms educated, knowledgeable, learned, lettered, literate, scholarly, well-readRelated Words civilized, cultivated, cultured; cerebral, highbrow, highbrowed, intellectual; polished, refined, well-bred; academic (also academical), bookish, didactic, didactical, inkhorn, pedantic, professorial; informed, instructed, schooled, skilled, trained; homeschooled, self-educated, self-instructed, self-taught; briefed, enlightened, informed, versed; overeducated, polyhistoric, polymath (or polymathic)Near Antonyms uncivilized, uncultivated, uncultured; lowbrow, semiliterate, unintellectual; ill-bred, unpolished, unrefined; uninformed, unknowledgeable; uninstructed, unschooled, untaught, untutored; semiliterate, undereducatedAntonyms benighted, dark, ignorant, illiterate, uneducated, unlearned, unlettered, unscholarly

  2. 2 suggestive of the vocabulary used in books <the erudite language of a textbook on philosophy> Synonyms bookish, learned, literaryRelated Words academic (also academical), donnish, inkhorn, pedantic, scholastic; belletristic (also belle-lettristic); highbrow, highbrowed, intellectual; educated, schooled; elevated, eloquent, formal, high-flown, lofty, majestic, stately, towering; bombastic, declamatory, florid, flowery, grandiloquent, highfalutin (also hifalutin), pompous, stiltedNear Antonyms chatty, conversational; familiar, informal; slangy; illiterateAntonyms colloquial, nonliterary, unbookish

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