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Synonyms for scholar
ˈskɒl ərschol·ar

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scholar

    The primary sense of a scholar is one who is being schooled; thence the word passes to denote one who is apt in school work, and finally one who is thoroughly schooled, master of what the schools can teach, an erudite, accomplished person: when used without qualification, the word is generally understood in this latter sense; as, he is manifestly a scholar. Pupil signifies one under the close personal supervision or instruction of a teacher or tutor. Those under instruction in schools below the academic grade are technically and officially termed pupils. The word pupil is uniformly so used in the Reports of the Commissioner of Education of the United States, but popular American usage prefers scholar in the original sense; as, teachers and scholars enjoyed a holiday. Those under instruction in Sunday-schools are uniformly designated as Sunday-school scholars. Student is applied to those in the higher grades or courses of study, as the academic, collegiate, scientific, etc. Student suggests less proficiency than scholar in the highest sense, the student being one who is learning, the scholar one who has learned. On the other hand, student suggests less of personal supervision than pupil; thus, the college student often becomes the private pupil of some instructor in special studies. For disciple, etc., compare synonyms for ADHERENT.

    Synonyms:
    disciple, learner, pupil, savant, student

    Antonyms:
    dunce, fool, idiot, idler, ignoramus, illiterate person

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scholar

    Synonyms:
    pupil, learner, disciple, student, schoolman, scientist, savant, gownsman, linguist

    Antonyms:
    master, teacher, preceptor, professor, ignoramus, dunce

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scholar, scholarly person, bookman, studentnoun

    a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

    Synonyms:
    bookman, assimilator, scholarly person, student, learner, educatee, pupil

  2. learner, scholar, assimilatornoun

    someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs

    Synonyms:
    bookman, apprentice, scholarly person, prentice, assimilator, student, learner

  3. scholarnoun

    a student who holds a scholarship

    Synonyms:
    bookman, learner, assimilator, student, scholarly person

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scholarnoun

    Synonyms:
    disciple, pupil, student, learner

  2. scholarnoun

    Synonyms:
    SAVANT, learned man, erudite person, one of the literati

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scholarnoun

    Synonyms:
    pupil, student, learner, disciple, savant, philomath

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How to use scholar in a sentence?

  1. Leo Buscaglia:

    Perfect love is rare indeed - for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.

  2. Nathan M. Pusey:

    We live in a time of such rapid change and growth of knowledge that only he who is in a fundamental sense a scholar-that is, a person who continues to learn and inquire-can hope to keep pace, let alone play the role of guide.

  3. Justice Sonia Sotomayor:

    He was a towering figure who will be remembered as one of the most important figures in the history of the Supreme Court and a scholar who deeply influenced our legal culture.

  4. United We Win spokesperson:

    Iowa Democrats want to support a leader with a vision for our country's future, and a Rhodes Scholar mayor is exactly what we need -- but Cory Booker is the only one with a record of delivering real change both in Washington and in Cory Booker own community, our party needs to rally around a candidate with a progressive platform and a pragmatic, results-oriented outlook in order to beat Donald Trump. Cory Booker exemplifies those qualities better than any other candidate, whether they're a fellow Rhodes Scholar mayor or not.

  5. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel:

    The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.


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