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erudite

Definition:

having or showing profound knowledge

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

eruditeness

Derivative:

eruditely

Comparative:

more erudite

Superlative:

most erudite

Similar to:

scholarly

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

an erudite professor

Synonyms:

learned

Etymology:

Latin eruditus, past participle of erudire "to educate, teach, instruct,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

erudite | learned [synonym] | eruditely [adverb, derived]

having or showing extensive scholarship; learned (6 of 475 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/erudite

Wikipedia:

Erudition | erudite

came into Middle English from Latin. A scholar is erudite when instruction and reading followed by digestion and contemplation have effaced all rudeness, that is to say smoothed away all raw, untrained incivility. Common usage has blurred the... (38 of 304 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Erudition

Merriam-Webster:

erudite | educated [synonym] | knowledgeable [synonym] | learned [synonym] | lettered [synonym] | literate [synonym] | scholarly [synonym] | well-read [synonym] | eruditely [adverb, related]

having or showing knowledge that is gained by studying; possessing or displaying erudition (13 of 256 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/erudite

American Heritage Dictionary:

erudite | eruditely [adverb, related] | eruditeness [noun, related]

Characterized by erudition; learned. (4 of 159 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/erudite

Oxford Dictionary:

erudite | eruditely [derived]

having or showing great knowledge or learning (7 of 65 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/erudite

Wiktionary:

erudite | learned [synonym]

Learned, scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books. (9 of 45 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/erudite

Macmillan British Dictionary:

erudite [formal]

someone who is erudite has a lot of knowledge because they have read or studied a lot (17 of 41 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/erudite

New World Dictionary:

erudite | eruditely [adverb, related]

having or showing a wide knowledge gained from reading; learned; scholarly (11 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/erudite

Cambridge Dictionary:

erudite [formal] | erudition [noun, derived]

having or containing a lot of specialist knowledge (8 of 31 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/erudite

Random House Dictionary:

erudite

characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly. (7 of 19 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/erudite

Encarta Dictionary:

erudite

having or showing great knowledge gained from study and reading (10 of 41 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609073​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

erudite

First use: early 15th century

Origin: Latin eruditus, past participle of erudire "to educate, teach, instruct, polish", literally "to bring out of the rough", from ex- ... (23 of 28 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=erudite

New World Dictionary:

erudite

Origin: Middle English erudit from Latin eruditus, past participle of erudire, to instruct, literally, free from roughness from e-, out + rudis, "rude"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/erudite

Merriam-Webster:

erudite

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English erudit, from Latin eruditus, from past participle of erudire to instruct, from e- + rudis rude, ignorant

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/erudite

American Heritage Dictionary:

erudite

Origin: Middle English erudit, from Latin ērudītus, past participle of ērudīre, to instruct: ē-, ex-, ex- + rudis, rough, untaught; see "rude".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/erudite

Oxford Dictionary:

erudite

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin eruditus, past participle of erudire "instruct, train" (based on rudis "rude, untrained")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/erudite

Collins Dictionary:

erudite

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Latin ērudītus, from ērudīre to polish, from ex-1 + rudis unpolished, rough

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/erudite

Wiktionary:

erudite

Origin: Latin ērudītus, participle of ērudiō ("educate, train"), from e- ("out of") + rudis ("rude, unskilled").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/erudite

Encarta Dictionary:

erudite

First use: 15th century

Origin: Latin erudit-, past participle of erudire "instruct" from rudis "untrained"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609073​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

erudite

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "erudite"

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Collins Dictionary:

erudite

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "erudite"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "erudite"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/erudite

Macmillan British Dictionary:

erudite [formal]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "erudite"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/erudite

Macmillan American Dictionary:

erudite [formal]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "erudite"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/erudite

Cambridge Dictionary:

erudite [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "erudite"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "erudite"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/erudite

the Free Dictionary:

erudite

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "erudite"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "erudite"

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Google Dictionary:

erudite

Audio: English pronunciation of "erudite"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

erudite

Audio: North American pronunciation of "erudite"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=erudit​02 word=erudite

YourDictionary Audio:

erudite

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "erudite" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

erudite

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "erudite" by speech synthesizer

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