educated

If you're educated, you've been to school or college, or otherwise been instructed or trained. Using long, fancy words will either make people think you're educated or that you're a show-off.

When you make an educated decision about something, you've learned about the subject before making up your mind — you've been educated or educated yourself, and you understand it completely. An educated conversation or debate about a topic is one in which both sides have knowledge about the issues. Educated comes from educate, with its Latin root, educare, which means both "educate" and "bring up or rear children."

Definitions of educated
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adj possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge)

Synonyms:
civilised, civilized
having a high state of culture and development both social and technological
knowing, knowledgeable, learned, lettered, well-educated, well-read
highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
literate
knowledgeable and educated in one or several fields
self-educated
educated by your own efforts rather than by formal instruction
semiliterate
literate but poorly informed
numerate
able to understand and use numbers
enlightened
having knowledge and spiritual insight
informed
having much knowledge or education
intellectual
appealing to or using the intellect
literate
able to read and write
Antonyms:
uneducated
not having a good education
noncivilised, noncivilized
not having a high state of culture and social development
ignorant, illiterate
uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field
ignorant, nescient, unlearned, unlettered
uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication
undereducated
poorly or insufficiently educated
unschooled, untaught, untutored
lacking in schooling
unstudied
lacking knowledge gained by study often in a particular field
innumerate
lacking knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and methods
unenlightened
not enlightened; ignorant
uninformed
not informed; lacking in knowledge or information
illiterate
not able to read or write
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adj characterized by full comprehension of the problem involved

“an educated guess”
Synonyms:
enlightened
informed
having much knowledge or education

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