- characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly: an erudite professor; an erudite commentary.
Origin of erudite
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- having or showing extensive scholarship; learned
C15: from Latin ērudītus, from ērudīre to polish, from ex- 1 + rudis unpolished, rough
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Word Origin and History for eruditeness
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