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[skol-er-lee] /ˈskɒl ər li/
of, like, or befitting a scholar:
scholarly habits.
having the qualities of a scholar:
a scholarly person.
concerned with academic learning and research.
like a scholar.
Origin of scholarly
1590-1600; scholar + -ly
Related forms
scholarliness, noun
pseudoscholarly, adjective
quasi-scholarly, adjective
superscholarly, adjective
unscholarly, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They have no academic aspirations, and the colleges really expect no scholarly behavior from them.
  • All three had a thorough technical competence in their scholarly field of scientifically oriented philosophy.
  • Other letters have also been attributed to his hand, but their true authors are a matter of scholarly debate.
  • He wanted to take this great scholarly complex to the people.
  • But few have sought to compete with university presses, gatekeepers of the high-cultural and scholarly.
  • Your work was scholarly and extensive, and my flamboyant criticism was undeserved.
  • We need more students reading this aspect of scholarly work.
  • Doing scholarly research will never be the same again.
  • With that, the episode became a scholarly footnote in media history.
  • The book is well-written, with a clear, conversational tone which is both scholarly and easy to follow.
Word Origin and History for scholarly

1630s, from scholar + -ly (1). Related: Scholarliness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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