Definition of erudite in English:

erudite

adjective

  • Having or showing great knowledge or learning.

    • ‘He is an educated, erudite man who came home and never let the country get to him.’
    • ‘If my memory fails me, no doubt one of your erudite readers will enlighten me.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He is erudite, he is intelligent, and he is totally wrong when he comes to interpreting this legislation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At the other pole are specialist intellectuals who are involved in erudite discussions with other intellectuals.’
    • ‘The Clinton debate was, it turned out, an unusually erudite discussion.’
    • ‘He is one of the most erudite scholars of Islam in modern times.’
    • ‘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 era of the erudite, intelligent thriller, it would seem, is upon us.’
    • ‘We are a highly sophisticated and erudite population and we just seem to take everything on the chin.’
    • ‘These knowledge filled stories are written and directed by erudite geniuses.’
    • ‘Third, they can be very dynamic and persuasive, even erudite and intellectual.’
    • ‘The matter of UK versus US English continues to provoke erudite and informed opinion.’
    • ‘The speakers in translation are erudite, witty, informed, expert.’
    • ‘In this case there have been endless erudite discussions about the advantages or otherwise of the long flowing trace for plaice fishing.’
    • ‘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
    intelligent, clever, academic, literary, bookish, highbrow, studious, sage, wise, sagacious, discerning, donnish, cerebral, enlightened, illuminated, sophisticated, pedantic
    esoteric, obscure, recondite
    brainy, genius
    sapient
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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/