erudition

If you've read shelves of thick books, people might describe you as a person of erudition. You might find erudition to be its own reward, but if you can make a career of it, even better!

The Latin root of erudition is the verb erudire which means "to teach or train." By showing erudition, you show that you've learned a lot. If you write with erudition, your readers will know that you are a serious scholar, as long as you're not too far over their heads.

Definitions of erudition
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n profound scholarly knowledge

Synonyms:
encyclopaedism, encyclopedism, eruditeness, learnedness, learning, scholarship
Types:
letters
scholarly attainment
Type of:
education
knowledge acquired by learning and instruction

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