V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: having or containing tremendous knowledge from specialized study--learned or scholarly

Synonyms: wise, learned, scholarly, literate, intellectual, knowledgeable, well-informed

Antonyms: ignorant, illiterate, uncultured, uneducated

Tips: Erudite is derived from the Latin rudtus, "to instruct." Erudite is the opposite of untaught and unrefined. Erudite is a more sophisticated word for commenting on a person's intelligence.

Usage Examples:

The erudite Shakespearean actor brought with him an uncanny authenticity to the stage, attributable to years of historical and literary study. (scholarly, knowledgeable)

The erudite professor is known as the foremost authority on ancient languages. (wise, intellectual)

My aunt, who has continued her education throughout her life, is the most erudite person I know. (intellectual, learned)

I remember back in school, I often felt erudite when taking history and philosophy classes, but unfortunately, I have forgotten most of what I learned and don't feel quite as intellectual. (intellectual, wise, scholarly)

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