erudite

[ er-yoo-dahyt, er-oo-dahyt ]

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Part of Speech

adjective

Origin + Etymology

Late Middle English, from Latin ērudītus

Synonyms

  • knowledgeable
  • literate
  • scholarly
  • brainy
  • cultivated
  • educated
  • in the know
  • into
  • learned
  • lettered
  • savvy
  • scholastic
  • studious
  • well-read
  • wise up

Antonyms

  • uneducated
  • common
  • ignorant
  • uncultured

Definition

characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly

Example

The erudite student graduated at the top of his class.

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