Definitions for eruditeˈɛr yʊˌdaɪt, ˈɛr ʊ-
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er•u•diteˈɛr yʊˌdaɪt, ˈɛr ʊ-(adj.)
characterized by great erudition; learned or scholarly.
Origin of erudite:
1375–1425; late ME < L ērudītus learned, orig. ptp. of ērudīre to instruct =ē-e - +-rudīre, der. of rudis rough, rude
having or showing profound knowledge
"a learned jurist"; "an erudite professor"
Learned, scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books.
Origin: From eruditus, participle of erudio, from e- + rudis.
characterized by extensive reading or knowledge; well instructed; learned