English : Erudite





What is the meaning of erudite?

By Mr. Peter, London – United Kingdom- 20th April 2007.

First, let's deal with the pronunciation. The
e is like the e in set, pet, and met, and the following u sounds like the u in put, pull and full. The final syllable rhymes with might, kite, and fight, and the main stress is on the first syllable.

When you say that someone is
erudite what you mean is that he/she is well learned. He or she sounds scholarly. The word is invariably used in formal contexts.

For example:

• Esther is very different from my other cousins. He is very erudite and well informed.

• The old professors were stunned when the young man gave an erudite lecture.





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