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scholarly

schol·ar·ly

scholarly

 
pronunciation:
ska lr li
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of or appropriate to a scholar.
His parents were entrepreneurs, but he enjoyed more scholarly pursuits.
synonyms:
academic, erudite, learned, lettered
antonyms:
unscholarly
similar words:
bookish, educated, highbrow, intellectual, literate, scholastic, studious, well-versed
derivation: scholarliness (n.)
Word Parts
The word scholarly contains the following part:
-ly2 Old English adjective-forming suffix that means like; every (when attached to times)
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The suffix -ly2attaches primarily to native English nouns to form adjectives.