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- n. The quality of being learned.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. profound knowledge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being learned; erudition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. profound scholarly knowledge
Commondog I’m not trying to cultivate an image of dispassionate learnedness, for so called learnedness has nothing to do with the situation.
Noted for his learnedness and discretion, Ottaviano is often represented in official portraits as a "twin" or "shadow" to the duke.
The contemporary sense of culture, which developed slowly from the intentionality and learnedness of earlier notions of disciplinary improvement, alludes to something like an enigmatic harmony amongst disciplinary practices.
Granted, some of this disparity as well as lack of learnedness about the world in general probably hails (for America's part) from our piss poor education system built around benefits for the teachers 'unions more so than real educational reform.
If life in the European shtetl did not always afford Jewish women the narratives of transformation and the consciousness of self that are the preconditions for autobiographical writing, the journey across the sea from poverty to opportunity, from female shtetl ignorance to American learnedness and literariness, certainly did.
The characters give me hope by providing heroic archetypes mostly devoid of social skills, beauty, and brawn, while instead learnedness is unmockingly valued.
It is a practice encouraged early on in school - where proverb galore equals learnedness.
Are you just trying to cultivate an image of dispassionate learnedness?
I should probably single some people out for particular praise, or show my learnedness by commenting on this or that aspect of the production, but it doesn't seem fair.
If ever an ID conference comes near me I will assuredly go and bask in the ignorance…I mean…err…learnedness.