knowledge acquired by study, research, etc.; learning; scholarship.
- er·u·di·tion·al, adjective
- non·er·u·di·tion, noun
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How to use erudition in a sentence
Longtime Washington Post sports columnist Thomas Boswell announced his retirement Friday, ending a decorated 52-year career in which he chronicled the biggest moments in Washington and national sports with enthusiasm and erudition.Washington Post sports columnist Thomas Boswell to retire after 52-year career | Scott Allen | May 7, 2021 | Washington Post
As you can see, there is plenty of erudition to go with the laughs.
But he shares with Foster Wallace a gift for exactitude, erudition, and moral concern.Charles D’Ambrosio’s X-Ray Vision Is On Full Display In His New Essay Collection. | Steve Almond | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Iyer employs a terrific combination of erudition and absurdity that calls to mind the great postmodernists.Lars Iyer’s ‘Wittgenstein Jr.’ Plumbs the Deep Fun of Philosophical Fiction | Drew Smith | October 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Anderson carries his erudition lightly, but there's enough scholarship there to make an academic proud.T.E. Lawrence Rides Again in Scott Anderson’s New History | Melik Kaylan | August 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I respect Rabbi Yosef's erudition and his brave and sometimes iconoclastic halakhic (Jewish legal) writings.
But it was neither his talents as a diplomatist, nor his remarkable mind, nor his solid erudition, which made Nicot immortal.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Charity had picked up enough of her companion's erudition to understand what had attracted him to the house.Summer | Edith Wharton
A good man, and a scholar of rare erudition, he possessed nevertheless the true temper of a bigot.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century | Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
There is no erudition, no sublime thought, nor any production which surpasses the ordinary capacities of the human mind.Superstition In All Ages (1732) | Jean Meslier
He was a man of great erudition, and there need be no hesitation in accepting this extraordinary prayer as genuine.The Myths of the New World | Daniel G. Brinton