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Synonyms for scholar
ˈskɒl ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scholar, scholarly person, bookman, student(noun)

    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, assimilator(noun)

    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. scholar(noun)

    a student who holds a scholarship

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scholar(n.)

    Synonyms:
    disciple, pupil, student, learner

  2. scholar(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scholar(n)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "scholar":

    scholars, cleric, researcher, investigator, savant, academic, scientist, awardee, specialist

How to pronounce scholar?

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How to use scholar in a sentence?

  1. Bob Jones:

    I take serious issue when somebody who's done a little non-fighting time in Iraq, and is not a Middle East or Islamic scholar, claims to know better than our President and Secretary of State how to fathom the motivations of terrorists, or how to refer to them beyond the term that best describes them -- terrorists.

  2. Leonard Cohen:

    I am an old scholar, better-looking now than when I was young. That's what sitting on your ass does to your face.

  3. Confucius:

    The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.

  4. Robert Kuttner:

    In terms of sheer experience, Brainard has punched all the tickets. It would be hard to imagine a more mainstream background, for the Wall Street allies of the Biden campaign, Brainard is ideal. As a career scholar and public official, she would presumably be less of a lightning rod for progressive critics than a Wall Street figure.

  5. Mohammad:

    The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.


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