Definition of erudite in English:

erudite

adjective

  • Having or showing great knowledge or learning.

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

/ˈer(y)əˌdīt//ˈɛr(j)əˌdaɪt/