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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.learnedness - profound scholarly knowledge
education - knowledge acquired by learning and instruction; "it was clear that he had a very broad education"
letters - scholarly attainment; "he is a man of letters"
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Even those without this standing demonstrate their learnedness by getting to the heart of the matter they are examining.
Pena was known among his former colleagues at the National Institute for Geological Sciences as having a way with women, who were drawn to his learnedness, gentleness, soft-spoken ways and intense gaze.
While some can debate about the claim, it is a testimony to Yousufi's tremendous creative potential and his learnedness.
He is not just a great humorist; he is a great prose writer.'' Zia Mohyeuddin, an artiste, said on the occasion, "While we enjoyed Yousufi's writings immensely, it is his learnedness that is no less astounding.
The learnedness with which she elucidated the commonalities between the mythical God and the new viceroy obviously convinced him of her great worth, thus safeguarding Sor Juana's authority as the greatest of all creole poets.
(26) Her learnedness is reflected in the remarkable literary merit of the Alexiad.
The man who barely left his native town!) Gare has missed this Kantian achievement--there are apparently limits to learnedness.
(Bruce) Allen's films represent an output notable for its mixture of genres and its frequently sophisticated learnedness. (Hutchings) Allen repudiates the schlemiel: the real and the ideal may be harmonized in and through the schlemiel's complete change, his aim being personal salvation.
At least it would be hard to think of one whose learnedness in that wider, opener side of Texas (as opposed, I mean, to the East Texas of my upbringing) was more exactly placed at the service of interpretation.
In addition to his learnedness in Torah, he has been called a zad-dik--he is also a scholar and free-thinking philosopher, impeded by nothing, in the full sense of the term.