Synonyms and Antonyms of scholarly

  1. 1 having or displaying advanced knowledge or education a scholarly analysis of the historical document Synonyms erudite, knowledgeable, learned, lettered, literate, educated, well-readRelated Words civilized, cultivated, cultured; cerebral, highbrow, highbrowed,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 of or relating to schooling or learning especially at an advanced level a scholarly essay making comparisons between 18th-century French authors and their Germanic counterparts Synonyms educational, intellectual, academic, scholasticRelated Words bookish, donnish, geeky, nerdish, nerdy, pedagogical (also pedagogic), pedantic, professorial, tweedy; curricular; educative, instructive; collegiate, graduate, postgraduateNear Antonyms cocurricular, extracurricular; noncollegiateAntonyms nonacademic, noneducational, unacademic, unscholarly

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