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1. Having profound, often systematic knowledge; erudite.
2. Showing or characterized by such knowledge: a learned journal.
3. (lûrnd) Acquired by learning or experience: learned behavior.

[Middle English lerned, educated, past participle of lernen, to learn, teach; see learn.]

learn′ed·ly adv.
learn′ed·ness n.
Synonyms: learned, erudite, scholarly
These adjectives mean having or showing profound knowledge: a learned jurist; an erudite professor; a scholarly treatise.
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Adv.1.learnedly - with erudition; in an erudite manner; "he talked eruditely about Indian mythology"


[ˈlɜːnɪdlɪ] ADVeruditamente


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She argued, indeed, very learnedly in support of his opinion; and concluded with saying, if Tom had been guilty of any fault, she must confess her own son appeared to be equally culpable; for that she could see no difference between the buyer and the seller; both of whom were alike to be driven out of the temple.
There is no manner of vice that reigneth in any estate of man which this writer hath not godly, learnedly, and wittily rebuked.
He had availed himself, in this heavy undertaking, of the experience of a certain wandering eastern mechanic, who, by exhibiting a few soiled plates of English architecture, and talking learnedly of friezes, entablatures, and particularly of the composite order, had obtained a very undue influence over Richard’s taste in everything that pertained to that branch of the fine arts.
Dagley; but nothing was easier in those times than for an hereditary farmer of his grade to be ignorant, in spite somehow of having a rector in the twin parish who was a gentleman to the backbone, a curate nearer at hand who preached more learnedly than the rector, a landlord who had gone into everything, especially fine art and social improvement, and all the lights of Middlemarch only three miles off.
You reminded me for all the world of the scholastics of the Middle Ages who gravely and learnedly debated the absorbing question of how many angels could dance on the point of a needle.
Weller made no reply, but once more shook his head most learnedly.
And he proceeded to talk learnedly and luxuriantly on all the wines of the world; on which subject, also, some moralists would consider that he knew too much.
Certain priests, whom he describes as conversing very learnedly together, appeared to the children who were at some distance, like dead horses; and many the like misappearances.
with his version of the Filipino Tarot: an actual deck of the Major Arcana as "the only playable Tarot cards with Philippine themes," together with a book that explicates and extrapolates so learnedly on the choice of images created in collaboration with Los Angeles-based artist Guy Custodio who has had sold-out exhibits in Manila and assisted in the restoration of heritage churches in Bohol.
A lot of people in our industry are talking learnedly these days about 'millennials'.
Nor is talking learnedly to your friends about how much you care.
As Rory Kraft notes, "surely there would be some aspect of these disciplines which could lead a consulting detective to solve a case more quickly" (185)--a perfectly reasonable supposition, given that, over the course of the stories, we find Holmes "quoting Goethe in German, discoursing learnedly on Buddhism in Ceylon, quoting the medieval Persian poet Hafiz, rhapsodizing over concert music, discussing the novelist George Meredith writing a scholarly treatise on sixteenth century choral music, and reading his pocket Plutarch" (Costello and Bassham 129).