One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘an earnest, scholarly man’
learned, erudite, academic, well read, widely read, intellectual, literary, lettered, well educated, knowledgeable, cultured, cultivated, highbrow
studious, bookish, donnish, bluestocking, cerebral
North American informal pointy-headed
uneducated, illiterate, ignorant
2‘a young woman aspiring to a scholarly career’
academic, educational, scholastic, professorial, pedagogic, pedagogical
3‘a scholarly account of the period’
well researched, painstaking, studious, thorough, detailed, thoroughgoing, comprehensive, exhaustive
well argued, well informed, well reasoned, authoritative
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