erudite


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er·u·dite

 (ĕr′yə-dīt′, ĕr′ə-)
adj.
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.]

er′u·dite′ly adv.
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erudite

(ˈɛrʊˌdaɪt)
adj
having or showing extensive scholarship; learned
[C15: from Latin ērudītus, from ērudīre to polish, from ex-1 + rudis unpolished, rough]
ˈeruˌditely adv
erudition, ˈeruˌditeness n
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er•u•dite

(ˈɛr yʊˌdaɪt, ˈɛr ʊ-)

adj.
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]
er′u•dite`ly, adv.
er′u•dite`ness, n.
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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.
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erudite

Having or involving great scholarship or learning.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
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erudite

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erudite

adjective
Having or showing profound knowledge and scholarship:
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Translations

erudite

[ˈerʊdaɪt] ADJerudito
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erudite

[ˈɛrʊdaɪt] adj [person] → érudit(e); [book, style] → savant(e)
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erudite

adjgelehrt; person alsogebildet, belesen
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erudite

[ˈɛrʊˌdaɪt] adjerudito/a
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References in classic literature ?
The erudite gentleman in whom I confided congealed before I was half through!--it is all that saved him from exploding--and my dreams of an Honorary Fellowship, gold medals, and a niche in the Hall of Fame faded into the thin, cold air of his arctic atmosphere.
Klatch , which means "destroyed." The form of the letter was originally precisely that of our H, but the erudite Dr.
Did erudite Stubb, mounted upon your capstan, deliver lectures on the anatomy of the Cetacea; and by help of the windlass, hold up a specimen rib for exhibition?
A curious, an erudite artist, certainly, he is to some extent an experimenter in rhyme or metre, often hazardous.
The same sort of process has perhaps been undergone by wiser men, when they have been cut off from faith and love--only, instead of a loom and a heap of guineas, they have had some erudite research, some ingenious project, or some well-knit theory.
Bright condescended to avail himself of my literary experience by constituting me editor of the "Wonder-Book." As he had no reason to complain of the reception of that erudite work by the public, he was now disposed to retain me in a similar position with respect to the present volume, which he entitled TANGLEWOOD TALES.
At all events, if it involved any secret information in regard to old Roger Chillingworth, it was in a tongue unknown to the erudite clergyman, and did but increase the bewilderment of his mind.
When she had been here four or five weeks she was already erudite in military things, and they made her an officer - a double officer.
"Nor did it precisely comport with my preconceived ideas of the dignity of divine messengers," remarked Professor Porter, "when the--ah--gentleman tied two highly respectable and erudite scholars neck to neck and dragged them through the jungle as though they had been cows."
He reads a chapter in the guidebooks, mixes the facts all up, with his bad memory, and then goes off to inflict the whole mess on somebody as wisdom which has been festering in his brain for years and which he gathered in college from erudite authors who are dead now and out of print.
Bulstrode, appeared to have found an agreeable resort in this certainly not erudite household.
Mr Squeers, not being remarkably erudite, appeared to be considerably puzzled by this first prize, which was in an engrossing hand, and not very legible except to a practised eye.