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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