Word of the Day: erudite

er·u·dite adjective \ˈer-ə-ˌdīt, ˈer-yə-\ : having or showing knowledge that is learned by studying

Full Definition of ERUDITE

: having or showing knowledge that is gained by studying : possessing or displaying erudition <an erudite scholar>
er·u·dite·ly adverb
Examples of ERUDITE
  1. <the most erudite people in medical research attended the conference>
  2. <an erudite lecture on the latest discoveries in astronomy>
  3. He wasn’t bashful about showing himself to be feverishly erudite, … terminally droll, and a wizard phrasemaker. —Susan Sontag, New Yorker, 18 & 25 June 2001

Origin of ERUDITE

Middle English erudit, from Latin eruditus, from past participle of erudire to instruct, from e- + rudis rude, ignorant

First Known Use: 15th century

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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