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learned

learn·ed

learned

 
pronunciation:
luhr nihd
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: well-educated; knowledgeable; scholarly.
The professors are all learned men and women.
synonyms:
accomplished, erudite, lettered, scholarly, well-read, well-versed, wise
antonyms:
ignorant, unlearned, unlettered
similar words:
academic, cultivated, cultured, educated, highbrow, informed, knowledgeable, literate, sage, sapient, versed
definition 2: by or for scholars.
This journal publishes learned articles in the field.
synonyms:
academic, erudite, intellectual, scholarly
similar words:
highbrow, scholastic, sophisticated
definition 3: gained by experience rather than by instinct.
learned behavior
synonyms:
acquired
antonyms:
instinctual, unlearned
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derivations: learnedly (adv.), learnedness (n.)
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