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erudition

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of erudition

  1. the understanding and information gained from being educated a theologian of impressive erudition but with a down-to-earth manner Synonyms of erudition education, knowledge, learnedness, learning, literacy, scholarshipWords Related to erudition culture, edification, enlightenment; reading; bookishness, pedantryNear Antonyms of erudition functional illiteracyAntonyms of erudition ignorance, illiteracy, illiterateness

Synonym Discussion of erudition

knowledge, learning, erudition, scholarship mean what is or can be known by an individual or by humankind. knowledge applies to facts or ideas acquired by study, investigation, observation, or experience.
    • rich in the knowledge of human nature
learning applies to knowledge acquired especially through formal, often advanced, schooling.
    • a book that demonstrates vast learning
erudition strongly implies the acquiring of profound, recondite, or bookish learning.
    • an erudition unusual even in a scholar
scholarship implies the possession of learning characteristic of the advanced scholar in a specialized field of study or investigation.
    • a work of first-rate literary scholarship


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