from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by erudition; learned. See Synonyms at learned.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Learned, scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Characterized by extensive reading or knowledge; well instructed; learned.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Instructed; taught; learned; deeply read.
- Characterized by erudition.
- n. A learned person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having or showing profound knowledge
Your level of education is exemplified by your opening sentence in your post #605 as follows: "Dude - I didn't say that …" Now, that's what I call erudite - or not.
BTW, to prove that DLR/Diz Grace are both morons, erudite is an adjective, not a verb.
In comparison with her, a woman, I might have been called erudite and well-informed.
As a teacher, while he could not be called erudite, he was uncommonly interesting and inspiring.
Victor Allen Crawford III, perhaps better known as the erudite Lord Breaulove Swells Whimsy, lives his life in miniature. by Brian James Kirk
In it, Laurel got to show off her newest series of paintings, ink and watercolor drawings, sculptures and other works - all of which have been described as erudite, evil, haunting, mysterious, beautiful and charming (read an interview of Laurel in the DCist here).
And Jacobi is, well, Jacobi, which is to say erudite, charming, and perfectly at ease in both of his roles.
Those who are more "erudite" have more "erudite" visitors and commenters who are less likely to engage in useless "fighting".
The first thing I did when I got home was look up "erudite" in the dictionary.
Ms. Lloyd leaves us with a false choice between two extremes -- a discredited notion of "mastery" and a kind of erudite nihilism, according to which human freedom is an illusion and we must accommodate ourselves to necessity.