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