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erudite (adj.)

early 15c., "learned, well-instructed," from Latin eruditus "learned, accomplished, well-informed," past participle of erudire "to educate, teach, instruct, polish," literally "to bring out of the rough," from assimilated form of ex "out" (see ex-) + rudis "unskilled, rough, unlearned" (see rude). Related: Eruditely.

updated on December 13, 2016

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Definitions of erudite from WordNet

erudite (adj.)
having or showing profound knowledge;
an erudite professor
Synonyms: learned
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