Synonyms for Scholar:

adj.

intellectual (adjective)
pundit.

n.

campus, schoolboy, fresher, auditor, dropout, alumnus, Big Man on Campus, alum, COED, alumna, BMP. untrained, unskilled, teacher, inexperienced, untried, uneducated, unqualified, naive, pundit, be unused to (doing) something, critic, illiterate, scientist, uninitiated. wise. teach. highbrow (noun)
savant, philosopher.
person who is very involved in education and learning (noun)
wise person, teacher, scientist, professor, student, disciple, academic, pupil, intellectual, doctor, learner, savant, sage, philosopher, critic.
sage (noun)
guru, consultant, adept, authority, mandarin, savant, sage, thinker, wise person.

Other synonyms:

teacher. critic. Other relevant words:
assimilator, scientist, critic, scholarly person, wise, unqualified, alum, fresher, alumnus, COED, untrained, campus, teach, unskilled, uneducated, untried, schoolboy, illiterate, alumna, BMP, dropout, uninitiated, pundit, auditor, teacher, inexperienced, naive.

Usage examples for scholar

  1. The taleb is a man of about fifty, extremely clever, and a pretty good scholar and had formerly kept a school. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  2. Miranda was no scholar – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  3. I began to repent of my vanity, and in order to repair the fault I committed, said, it was not to be wondered at if I had a tolerable education, for learning was so cheap in my country, that every peasant was a scholar but, I hoped her Ladyship would think my understanding no exception to my character. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett