[ skol-er-lee ]
/ ˈskɒl ər li /


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


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

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for scholarly



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper