Knowledgeable; smart. People who are described as erudite often have spent long periods of time pursuing knowledge through school, reading, or other pursuits. Individuals such as teachers and lawyers often tend to be erudite based on the nature of their profession.

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  • The erudite student knew how to get good grades in all of his classes because he knew how to study efficiently and allocate his time well.

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  • The astrophysicist was quite erudite, he clearly understood the intricacies of the origin of the universe and the implications of its 13 billion year history.

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  • The professor was always considered smart but after returning from his years of study abroad, he was even more erudite than before.

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