I wish more people could thus be defined.

erudite (er·u·dite): / ER yoo dahyt | ER oo dahyt /

(1) learned; scholarly; very knowledgeable through study and reading; possessing or demonstrating erudition

[From Latin eruditus, past participle of erudire meaning “to instruct,” from Latin rudis meaning “untrained, ignorant, or rude.”]

Usage: Not all erudite professors have the ability to communicate intellectual concepts to non-academic audiences.

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