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learn·ed  audio  (lûrnd) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Possessing or demonstrating profound, often systematic knowledge; erudite.
  2. Directed toward scholars: a learned journal.
  3. (lûrnd) Acquired by learning or experience: learned behavior; a learned response.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English lerned, educated, past participle of lernen, to learn, teach ; see learn

OTHER FORMS:
learned·ly(Adverb), learned·ness(Noun)

SYNONYMS:
learned, erudite, scholarly

These adjectives mean having or showing profound knowledge: a learned jurist; an erudite professor; a scholarly treatise.


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