scholarly

[ skol-er-lee ]
/ ˈskɒl ər li /

adjective

of, like, or befitting a scholar: scholarly habits.
having the qualities of a scholar: a scholarly person.
concerned with academic learning and research.

adverb

like a scholar.

Nearby words

  1. schofield, john mcallister,
  2. schola cantorum,
  3. scholar,
  4. scholar's mate,
  5. scholarch,
  6. scholarship,
  7. scholastic,
  8. scholastic aptitude test,
  9. scholasticate,
  10. scholasticism

Origin of scholarly

First recorded in 1590–1600; scholar + -ly

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Word Origin and History for scholarly

scholarly

adj.

1630s, from scholar + -ly (1). Related: Scholarliness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper