Definition of scholarly in US English:



  • 1Involving or relating to serious academic study.

    ‘scholarly journals’
    ‘a scholarly career’
    • ‘It is the task of a scholarly journal to provide a platform for many interesting lines of discussion and analysis.’
    • ‘His life as well as his scholarly studies have greatly enriched the field of American economic history.’
    • ‘At this point, online scholarly publishing is pursuing two economic models - commercial and open access.’
    • ‘Most scholarly journals do not pay authors, and many actually impose page charges on scientists who contribute.’
    • ‘Few if any of the serious scholarly treatments of the Cold War and its end credit a single policy or factor or agent.’
    • ‘He is the author of several books and has written several articles in scholarly journals in his field.’
    • ‘But most of their commentaries are irrelevant to serious scholarly discourse.’
    • ‘There is no paucity of scholarly studies and statistical data on China, but these do not help us.’
    • ‘Try to do better at blogging about new scholarly work in political science that connects to real-world events.’
    • ‘By the 1990s, the scholarly literature on implementation had ballooned to immense proportions.’
    • ‘After he arrived on campus, now thirty-five and still single, he began to scout out new scholarly topics.’
    • ‘His articles and case studies on these topics have appeared in numerous scholarly journals and books.’
    • ‘Yet despite their profusion and evident popularity these figures have received little scholarly attention.’
    • ‘As the largest and most dangerous of all sixteenth-century English rebellions, these events have already received much scholarly attention.’
    • ‘I've written a fair number of articles in both policy and scholarly journals.’
    • ‘The society combines the scholarly study of local speech with the publication of prose and poetry in various forms of local dialect.’
    • ‘But scholarly studies on the pre-independence history of Indian diplomacy are too few.’
    • ‘The problem for Australian academic historians is that scholarly publishing is virtually non-existent.’
    • ‘Johnson's study continues the important scholarly work of correcting this misreading.’
    • ‘The reverse is true - as scholarly research indicates, and as I have found empirically.’
    academic, educational, scholastic, professorial, pedagogic, pedagogical
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    1. 1.1 Having or showing knowledge, learning, or devotion to academic pursuits.
      ‘a scholarly account of the period’
      ‘an earnest, scholarly man’
      • ‘This excellent study is scholarly, clearly written, informative, and provocative.’
      • ‘Yet they do not mean that there would be no intelligible reality outside our scholarly discourses.’
      • ‘Multi-lingual, he liked to retire with a book, was well-polished in letters and enjoyed scholarly debate.’
      • ‘Erudite and scholarly, Green was best known for his literary achievements.’
      • ‘His own education was scholarly and he could read Latin and was familiar with the classics.’
      • ‘It is good to have this learned and scholarly life back in circulation.’
      • ‘The authors are to be congratulated on this scholarly study, which must have been a labour of love.’
      • ‘On the other hand, they are too disjointed and brief to contribute much to the knowledge of more scholarly fans.’
      • ‘Such scholarly collaboration would not have looked good in literary accounts of embassies.’
      • ‘What such an account would not reveal is how far this scholarly passion for translation actually influenced cultural practice on a wider scale.’
      • ‘Here, the music press and music journalism in daily newspapers form the basis of scholarly accounts of works of highly variable scope.’
      • ‘The British, the author of this scholarly and objective study concludes, lost both the will and the ability to rule by force.’
      learned, erudite, academic, well read, widely read, intellectual, literary, lettered, well educated, knowledgeable, cultured, cultivated, highbrow
      well researched, painstaking, studious, thorough, detailed, thoroughgoing, comprehensive, exhaustive
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