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Having or showing great knowledge or learning. See Synonyms at learned.
[Middle English erudit, from Latin ērudītus, past participle of ērudīre, to instruct : ē-, ex-, ex- + rudis, rough, untaught; see rude.]
having or showing extensive scholarship; learned
[C15: from Latin ērudītus, from ērudīre to polish, from ex-1 + rudis unpolished, rough]
erudition, ˈeruˌditeness n
er•u•dite(ˈɛr yʊˌdaɪt, ˈɛr ʊ-)
characterized by great erudition; learned or scholarly.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin ērudītus learned, orig. past participle of ērudīre to instruct =ē- e- + -rudīre, derivative of rudis rough, rude]
erudite- Meaning "having or showing knowledge," it traces to Latin eruditus/erudire, "bring out of an untrained state," with the base being rudis, "untrained; rude."
See also related terms for rude.
Having or involving great scholarship or learning.
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|Adj.||1.||erudite - having or showing profound knowledge; "a learned jurist"; "an erudite professor"|
scholarly - characteristic of scholars or scholarship; "scholarly pursuits"; "a scholarly treatise"; "a scholarly attitude"