scholarly

Someone who's scholarly is a serious student. You can describe your studious friend who's always working on a research paper or reading a huge book as scholarly.

Use the adjective scholarly when you talk about a person who is focused on learning — in other words, a scholar. You can also describe things that relate to studying or knowledge as scholarly, like a scholarly article in a journal or a scholarly atmosphere in a library. The Old English word scolere, or "student," is the root of both scholar and scholarly, from the Latin word for school, schola.

Definitions of scholarly
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adj characteristic of scholars or scholarship

scholarly pursuits”
“a scholarly treatise”
“a scholarly attitude”
Synonyms:
critical
characterized by careful evaluation and judgment
intellectual
appealing to or using the intellect
profound
showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
academic, donnish, pedantic
marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
bookish, studious
characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading
erudite, learned
having or showing profound knowledge
Antonyms:
unscholarly
not scholarly
nonintellectual
not intellectual
unlearned
not well learned
unstudious
not studious
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