having much knowledge; scholarly; erudite: learned professors.
connected or involved with the pursuit of knowledge, especially of a scholarly nature: a learned journal.
of or showing learning or knowledge; well-informed: learned in the ways of the world.
acquired by experience, study, etc.: learned behavior.
- learn·ed·ly, adverb
- learn·ed·ness, noun
- half-learned, adjective
- half-learn·ed·ly, adverb
- o·ver·learn·ed, adjective
- o·ver·learn·ed·ly, adverb
- o·ver·learn·ed·ness, noun
- well-learned, adjective
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How to use learned in a sentence
The results, the researchers believe, point to the likelihood that third-party punishment is less learned than it is evolved, a part of a universal moral grammar with which many psychologists and ethicists believe human beings are born.8-Month-Old Babies Recognize Wrongdoers and Seek to Punish Them | Jeffrey Kluger | June 16, 2022 | Time
That may be about to change though, thanks to a new approach that blends pre-learned skills on the fly to tackle new challenges.New Deep Learning Method Helps Robots Become Jacks-of-all-Trades | Edd Gent | December 14, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Isolated lesbians learned that there were other women like them via books whose covers aimed to titillate heterosexual men.
The police learned that Kemp worked in a grocery on Decatur Avenue.
“Then I learned he can't spell and is a manager at a CPK,” she said.
His first language was Russian, then he learned Swedish, but chooses to perform in monosyllabic broken English.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’ | Marlow Stern | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
I asked her how her trainers, born and raised in Iran, have learned how to teach hip-hop.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread | IranWire | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was rector of the university of Ilfeldt 40 years, and published several learned works.
Decide about it, ye that are learned in the ethnographic distinctions of our race—but heaven defend us from the Bourbonnaises!
He was learned, benevolent and pious, and author of several religious works.
It was not an exalted niche to fill in life, but at least she had learned to fill it to perfection, and her ambitions were modest.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
He was the author of many learned theological works and controversial publications.
British Dictionary definitions for learned
having great knowledge or erudition
involving or characterized by scholarship
(prenominal) a title applied in referring to a member of the legal profession, esp to a barrister: my learned friend
- learnedly, adverb
- learnedness, noun
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