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learned

[lur-nid for 1–3; lurnd for 4] /ˈlɜr nɪd for 1–3; lɜrnd for 4/
adjective
1.
having much knowledge; scholarly; erudite:
learned professors.
2.
connected or involved with the pursuit of knowledge, especially of a scholarly nature:
a learned journal.
3.
of or showing learning or knowledge; well-informed:
learned in the ways of the world.
4.
acquired by experience, study, etc.:
learned behavior.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English lerned. See learn, -ed2
Related forms
learnedly, adverb
learnedness, noun
half-learned, adjective
half-learnedly, adverb
overlearned, adjective
overlearnedly, adverb
overlearnedness, noun
well-learned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for half learned

learned

/ˈlɜːnɪd/
adjective
1.
having great knowledge or erudition
2.
involving or characterized by scholarship
3.
(prenominal) a title applied in referring to a member of the legal profession, esp to a barrister: my learned friend
Derived Forms
learnedly, adverb
learnedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for half learned

learned

adj.

"having knowledge gained by study," mid-14c., past participle adjective from learn (v.) in former transitive sense. Related: Learnedly; learnedness.

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