Definition of scholarly adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    scholarly

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈskɑlərli//
     
     
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  1. 1(of a person) spending a lot of time studying and having a lot of knowledge about an academic subject synonym academic He was a very scholarly young man.
  2. 2connected with academic study synonym academic a scholarly journal There was an explosion of scholarly interest in her poetry.
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