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scholarly

[skol-er-lee] /ˈskɒl ər li/
adjective
1.
of, like, or befitting a scholar:
scholarly habits.
2.
having the qualities of a scholar:
a scholarly person.
3.
concerned with academic learning and research.
adverb
4.
like a scholar.
Origin of scholarly
1590-1600
1590-1600; scholar + -ly
Related forms
scholarliness, noun
pseudoscholarly, adjective
quasi-scholarly, adjective
superscholarly, adjective
unscholarly, adjective
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  • That remarkable man was as masterly in his scholarly recreations as in his statesmanship.

    The Story of the Hymns and Tunes Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
  • The best Irishmen are the most brilliant, polite, scholarly men I ever met.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • But as he filtered through the scholarly mind in trickling drops, oh, he was so sweet!

    Birds and Poets John Burroughs
  • Hyrtl refers to him respectfully as "that scholarly son of Israel."

  • The most of these depended on a stately and scholarly diction to attract attention.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
Word Origin and History for scholarly
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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