Tuesday, June 15, 2010

English language word of the week: Erudite

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"

Erudite [ˈɛrʊˌdaɪt]
having or showing extensive scholarship; learned
[from Latin ērudītus, from ērudīre to polish, from ex-1 + rudis unpolished, rough]
eruditely adv
erudition [ˌɛrʊˈdɪʃən], eruditeness n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

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