Erudite

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

Pronunciation: [ er-yoo-dahyt, er-oo-dahyt ]


Definition: adjective

characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly

Origin: 1375-1425


Etymology: Late Middle English, from Latin ērudītus


Usage:



Synonyms:

  • knowledgeable

  • literate

  • scholarly

  • brainy

  • cultivated

  • educated

  • highbrow

  • in the know

  • into

  • learned

  • lettered

  • savvy

  • scholastic

  • studious

  • well-read

  • wise up

Antonyms:

  • uneducated

  • common

  • ignorant

  • uncultured

Example: The erudite student graduated at the top of his class.

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