well-educated

educated

[ej-oo-key-tid]
adjective
1.
having undergone education: educated people.
2.
characterized by or displaying qualities of culture and learning.
3.
based on some information or experience: an educated estimate of next year's sales.

Origin:
1660–70; educate + -ed2

half-educated, adjective
noneducated, adjective
quasi-educated, adjective
supereducated, adjective
undereducated, adjective
well-educated, adjective
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educated (ˈɛdjʊˌkeɪtɪd)
 
adj
1.  having an education, esp a good one
2.  displaying culture, taste, and knowledge; cultivated
3.  (prenominal) based on experience or information (esp in the phrase an educated guess)

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educated
pp. adj. from educate. As an abbreviated way to say well-educated, attested from 1855. Educated guess first attested 1954.
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