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erudition

er·u·di·tion

erudition

 
pronunciation:
er y dI shn
part of speech: noun
definition: a high level of scholarly knowledge; learnedness.
He'd become a renowned scholar at the university, but he was hesitant to display his erudition among some of his old friends.
antonyms:
ignorance, illiteracy
similar words:
knowledge, scholarship