scholarly (adj.) 1630s, from SCHOLAR (Cf. scholar) + -LY (Cf. -ly) (1).

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  • Scholarly — Schol ar*ly, a. Like a scholar, or learned person; showing the qualities of a scholar; as, a scholarly essay or critique. adv. In a scholarly manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scholarly — index didactic, diligent, disciplinary (educational), learned, literate, profound (esoteric) …   Law dictionary

  • scholarly — *learned, erudite Analogous words: academic, scholastic, *pedantic: abstruse, *recondite: accurate, exact, precise (see CORRECT) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • scholarly — [adj] academic bookish, cultured, educated, erudite, intellectual, learned, lettered, literate, longhair*, scholastic, schooled, studious, taught, trained, well read; concept 402 Ant. uneducated, unscholarly …   New thesaurus

  • scholarly — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to serious academic study. 2) having or showing knowledge, learning, or devotion to academic pursuits …   English terms dictionary

  • scholarly — [skäl′ər lē] adj. 1. of or characteristic of a SCHOLAR (sense 1); learned 2. having or showing much knowledge, accuracy, and critical ability 3. devoted to learning; studious …   English World dictionary

  • scholarly — [[t]skɒ̱lə(r)li[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A scholarly person spends a lot of time studying and knows a lot about academic subjects. He was an intellectual, scholarly man. 2) ADJ GRADED A scholarly book or article contains a lot of academic information… …   English dictionary

  • scholarly — adjective characteristic of scholars or scholarship (Freq. 2) scholarly pursuits a scholarly treatise a scholarly attitude • Ant: ↑unscholarly • Similar to: ↑academic, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • scholarly — scholarliness, n. /skol euhr lee/, adj. 1. of, like, or befitting a scholar: scholarly habits. 2. having the qualities of a scholar: a scholarly person. 3. concerned with academic learning and research. adv. 4. like a scholar. [1590 1600; SCHOLAR …   Universalium

  • scholarly — schol|ar|ly [ˈskɔləli US ˈska:lərli] adj 1.) relating to serious study of a particular subject ▪ a scholarly journal 2.) someone who is scholarly spends a lot of time studying, and knows a lot about a particular subject …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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