Definition of erudite in English:

erudite

adjective

  • Having or showing great knowledge or learning.

    ‘Ken could turn any conversation into an erudite discussion’
    ‘she was very erudite’
    • ‘At the other pole are specialist intellectuals who are involved in erudite discussions with other intellectuals.’
    • ‘We are a highly sophisticated and erudite population and we just seem to take everything on the chin.’
    • ‘The matter of UK versus US English continues to provoke erudite and informed opinion.’
    • ‘He is one of the most erudite scholars of Islam in modern times.’
    • ‘The speakers in translation are erudite, witty, informed, expert.’
    • ‘But he is also very erudite, scholarly, and has lots of fresh ideas.’
    • ‘But, such debates could attract only limited number of people and erudite scholars.’
    • ‘He is an educated, erudite man who came home and never let the country get to him.’
    • ‘In this case there have been endless erudite discussions about the advantages or otherwise of the long flowing trace for plaice fishing.’
    • ‘It is very nice to be in the company of intelligent, reasoned and erudite people in these threads.’
    • ‘But it was gripping and clever and fantastically erudite, and people became a little obsessed.’
    • ‘Third, they can be very dynamic and persuasive, even erudite and intellectual.’
    • ‘The money that comes from media exposure can blind even the most erudite scholars.’
    • ‘The support and services of erudite scholars must be mobilised so that the manuscripts could be brought out in the form of books.’
    • ‘The Clinton debate was, it turned out, an unusually erudite discussion.’
    • ‘He is erudite, he is intelligent, and he is totally wrong when he comes to interpreting this legislation.’
    • ‘These knowledge filled stories are written and directed by erudite geniuses.’
    • ‘If my memory fails me, no doubt one of your erudite readers will enlighten me.’
    • ‘The era of the erudite, intelligent thriller, it would seem, is upon us.’
    • ‘This was not the only reason the erudite scholar refused to engage in a debate with Norris.’
    learned, scholarly, well educated, knowledgeable, well read, widely read, well versed, well informed, lettered, cultured, cultivated, civilized, intellectual
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin eruditus, past participle of erudire ‘instruct, train’ (based on rudis ‘rude, untrained’).

Pronunciation

erudite

/ˈɛrʊdʌɪt/