erudite






adjective

  1. characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly: an erudite professor; an erudite commentary.

adjective

  1. having or showing extensive scholarship; learned
adj.

early 15c., from Latin eruditus, past participle of erudire “to educate, teach, instruct, polish,” literally “to bring out of the rough,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + rudis “unskilled, rough, unlearned” (see rude).

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