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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of scholarship: synonym: learned.
  • adjective Having or showing a strong interest in scholarship or learning.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of or relating to scholars or scholarship

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

  • adjective characteristic of scholars or scholarship

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