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’
    • ‘To common people, impressed by his learning, erudition and experience, all this looks puzzling.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It was an assured display of political and cultural erudition, a depth of knowledge of the past in all its social and ethical forms.’
    • ‘He was a brave and energetic traveller, an art historian of astonishing erudition, and a profoundly perceptive connoisseur of civilisations.’
    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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