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Wordnet 3.0


1. having or showing profound knowledge;
- Example: "a learned jurist"
- Example: "an erudite professor"
[syn: erudite, learned]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

erudite \er"u*dite\ ([e^]r"[-u]*d[imac]t; 135), a. [L. eruditus, p. p. of erudire to free from rudeness, to polish, instruct; e out + rudis rude: cf. F. ['e]rudit. See Rude.] Characterized by extensive reading or knowledge; well instructed; learned. "A most erudite prince." --Sir T. More. "Erudite . . . theology." --I. Taylor. -- er"u*dite`ly, adv. -- er"u*dite`ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

erudite adj 1: having or showing profound knowledge; "a learned jurist"; "an erudite professor" [syn: erudite, learned]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

20 Moby Thesaurus words for "erudite": abstruse, civilized, cultivated, cultured, deep, educated, encyclopedic, learned, lettered, literate, pansophic, polyhistoric, polymath, polymathic, profound, scholarly, scholastic, studious, well-read, wise