Definition of erudition in English:



  • [mass noun] The quality of having or showing great knowledge or learning; scholarship.

    ‘he was known for his wit, erudition, and teaching skills’
    • ‘It was an assured display of political and cultural erudition, a depth of knowledge of the past in all its social and ethical forms.’
    • ‘It's meant to lend a spirit of Everyman inquiry and thoughtful erudition to the proceedings.’
    • ‘Anyone wishing a general introduction to this fascinating period and one which is told with erudition and understanding should look no further.’
    • ‘He was a brave and energetic traveller, an art historian of astonishing erudition, and a profoundly perceptive connoisseur of civilisations.’
    • ‘To common people, impressed by his learning, erudition and experience, all this looks puzzling.’
    learning, scholarship, knowledge, education, culture, intellect, academic attainment, attainments, acquirements, enlightenment, illumination, edification, book learning, insight, information, understanding, sageness, wisdom, sophistication, training
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