erudition erudition  /ˌɛ rə ˈdɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) profound scholarly knowledge

Usage(s):

  1. It might be some 19th century prairie academy trying to drive a little erudition into the neighboring pumpkin-heads.
  2. Gaddis' ferocious discontent with the world as he finds it and his daunting erudition make for a demanding read, but also a hugely rewarding one.
  3. He lacks the manner, the appearance, the erudition proper to the post.

News

  • Floyd Newlin, a judge who prized erudition, dies at 95

    Floyd Newlin, who in more than two decades as a Jefferson Parish judge was known for his erudition and his insistence that lawyers be scrupulously prepared when they appeared before him, died Saturday at Poydras Home in New Orleans. He...
    on August 28, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

Quotes

  1. Addressing the fifth annual American Constitution Society convention Friday, Schumer said the Senate had been misled by the "charm of nominee Roberts and the erudition of nominee [Samuel] Alito."
    on Jul 31, 2007 By: Schumer Source: CNSNews.com

  2. "Even in recent years in his 90s he was never slow to give me and others advice, and he will be remembered for his erudition, his wit and eloquence, and particularly for his economic insights into our age," Brown said.
    on May 1, 2006 By: Gordon Brown Source: USA Today

  3. "Firstly I admired Rao's erudition. He combined a scholarly understanding of national and international affairs with rich political and administrative experience," says Advani in the book. "Secondly, in my initial meetings with him, I found...
    on Mar 24, 2008 By: LK Advani Source: Sify

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