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scholarly

[ skol-er-lee ]
/ ˈskɒl ər li /
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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.

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erudite, learned, intellectual, bookish, cultured, educated, lettered, literate, studious, taught, trained, well-read, scholastic, longhair, schooled

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schofield, john mcallister, schola cantorum, scholar, scholar's mate, scholarch, scholarly, scholarship, scholastic, scholastic aptitude test, scholasticate, scholasticism

Origin of scholarly

First recorded in 1590–1600; scholar + -ly
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scholarly


adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper