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scholarly (adj.)

"of, pertaining to, or denoting a scholar or scholarly pursuits," 1630s, from scholar + -ly (1). "Not in Johnson or Todd" [OED]. An older word was scholarlike (1570s). Related: Scholarliness.

updated on January 31, 2022

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Definitions of scholarly from WordNet

scholarly (adj.)
characteristic of scholars or scholarship;
a scholarly treatise
a scholarly attitude
scholarly pursuits
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