Definition of scholarly adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    scholarly

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈskɒləli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɑːlərli//
     
     
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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.
  3. Extra examples Scholarly interest in her theories has increased in recent years. She writes scholarly articles for various publications. The biography is both intriguing and scholarly. The issue has given rise to much scholarly debate. They have produced a detailed and scholarly study of the composer’s works.
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