erudite

 /ˈɛrʊˌdaɪt/

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
er•u•dite /ˈɛryʊˌdaɪt, ˈɛrʊ-/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. characterized by great academic knowledge; learned;
    scholarly.
er•u•di•tion /ˌɛryʊˈdɪʃən, ˌɛrʊ-/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
er•u•dite  (eryŏŏ dīt′, erŏŏ-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. characterized by great knowledge;
    learned or scholarly:an erudite professor; an erudite commentary.
eru•dite′ly, adv. 
eru•dite′ness, n. 
  • Latin ērudītus, equivalent. to ērud- (ē- e- + rud- unformed, rough, rude) + -ītus -ite2
  • late Middle English 1375–1425
    educated, knowledgeable;
    wise, sapient.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

erudite /ˈɛrʊˌdaɪt/ adj
  1. having or showing extensive scholarship; learned
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin ērudītus, from ērudīre to polish, from ex-1 + rudis unpolished, rough

erudition /ˌɛrʊˈdɪʃən/, ˈeruˌditeness n



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