Synonyms for Scholarly:


academic (adjective)
lettered, bookish, intellectual, literary, theoretical, learned, trained, pedantic, erudite, studious, academic, cultured, educated.
learned (adjective)
literate (adjective)
sagacious (adjective)
sagacious, master, genius, expert, authoritative, adept, brilliant, intellectual, philosophic, intelligent, wise.
well-informed (adjective)


formal, curricular, elementary, advanced, applied, didactic, educated, cultured, graduate, diachronic. trained, qualified, lettered, worldly-wise, knowledge. teach. scholarly (noun)
erudite, studious, academic, learned, pedantic, donnish, bookish.

Other synonyms:

worldly-wise, educated, cultured. qualified. literate
Other relevant words:
teach, curricular, lettered, diachronic, educated, advanced, cultured, didactic, elementary, graduate, trained, applied, worldly-wise, donnish, knowledge, formal, studious, qualified.

Usage examples for scholarly

  1. We have often referred to the admirable work Mr. Chamberlain has done in his translation of the Kojiki, and in the scholarly notes he has added. – Japan by David Murray
  2. He was undoubtedly a scholarly and accomplished man. – The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia by William James Miller
  3. Of course this young man knows nothing of my affairs but is my brother too old and too scholarly to remember what I've tried a thousand times to forget? – A Master's Degree by Margaret Hill McCarter