Origin of erudite
Examples from the Web for erudite
The gentle, erudite soul within a body the public considered an oddity is the contrast at the heart of “The Elephant Man.”
Patricia Clarkson gets to show off both as the woman who becomes fascinated with the erudite monster.Fall Broadway Preview: 'This Is Our Youth,' Bradley Cooper as ‘The Elephant Man,' and More|Janice Kaplan|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Erudite is trying to wrestle control of the government away from Abnegation via nefarious schemes.
But unlike Bloom and Eagleton, his books have been, while erudite and incisive, unashamedly populist.John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature|Malcolm Forbes|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That is the persuasive central argument of American Zion, the erudite new book by Eran Shalev.Why Is American Politics So Religious and Divisive?|Jordan Michael Smith|March 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Where was the erudite individual who weighed my classical attainments in the balance, and found them wanting?The Highlands of Ethiopia|William Cornwallis Harris
Sometimes he addresses Story as though that erudite Justice were his superior.The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4|Albert J. Beveridge
The erudite and opulent Frisian preferred a less tempestuous career.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66|John Lothrop Motley
It is for male chorus, with an accompaniment for two pianos, well individualized and erudite.Contemporary American Composers|Rupert Hughes
Not the most erudite of men could be perfectly prepared to deal with so many and such various sides of human life and manners.Familiar Studies of Men and Books|Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for erudite
Word Origin for erudite
Word Origin and History for erudite
early 15c., from Latin eruditus, past participle of erudire "to educate, teach, instruct, polish," literally "to bring out of the rough," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + rudis "unskilled, rough, unlearned" (see rude).