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



BrE BrE//ˈerudaɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈerudaɪt//
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having or showing great knowledge that is gained from academic study synonym learned She could turn any conversation into an erudite discussion. She was a well-respected and erudite scholar. The professor was entertaining as well as erudite. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin eruditus, past participle of erudire ‘instruct, train’ (based on rudis ‘rude, untrained’).
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