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educated

[ej-oo-key-tid] /ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪ tɪd/
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 of educated
1660-1670
1660-70; educate + -ed2
Related forms
half-educated, adjective
noneducated, adjective
quasi-educated, adjective
supereducated, adjective
undereducated, adjective
well-educated, adjective
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  • The people have been free, well-educated, and politically great.

  • He was well-educated, but of a surly disposition and insubordinate.

    Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
  • Aurelia is a plain, practical, well-educated woman, who shed all her nonsense when her first baby made her appearance.

    Letters of Peregrine Pickle George P. Upton
  • The well-educated Englishman, German, and American are different things.

  • I was curious to know what a well-educated man would think of a civilized country, and watched him very closely.

    The Land of Thor J. Ross Browne
British Dictionary definitions for well-educated

educated

/ˈɛdjʊˌkeɪtɪd/
adjective
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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Word Origin and History for well-educated

educated

adj.

1660s, past participle adjective from educate (v.). As an abbreviated way to say well-educated, attested from 1855. Educated guess first attested 1954.

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