from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of scholars or scholarship: scholarly pursuits; a scholarly edition with footnotes. See Synonyms at learned.

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  • adj. of or relating to scholars or scholarship

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a scholar, or learned person; showing the qualities of a scholar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or denoting a scholar; characterized by scholarship; learned; befitting a scholar: as, a scholarly man; scholarly attainments; scholarly habits.
  • Synonyms Learned, Scholarly. See learned and studious.
  • In the manner of a scholar; as becomes a scholar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characteristic of scholars or scholarship


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