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
  1. adjective
    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
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    Antonyms:
    unscholarly
    not scholarly
    nonintellectual
    not intellectual
    unlearned
    not well learned
    unstudious
    not studious
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