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Synonyms for scholar
ˈskɒl ərschol·ar

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.6 / 5 votes

  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 Antonyms4.0 / 5 votes

  1. scholar

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

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

Princeton's WordNet4.3 / 3 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. scholarnoun

    Synonyms:
    disciple, pupil, student, learner

  2. scholarnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. scholarnoun

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

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How to use scholar in a sentence?

  1. Mitch McConnell:

    President Trump could not have made a better decision. Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an exceptionally impressive jurist and an exceedingly well-qualified nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States, first, Judge Barrett built a reputation as a brilliant scholar at the forefront of the legal academy. Then she answered the call to public service. For three years on the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, she has demonstrated exactly the independence, impartiality, and fidelity to our laws and Constitution that Americans need and deserve on their highest Court.

  2. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg:

    One cannot demand of a scholar that he show himself a scholar everywhere in society, but the whole tenor of his behavior must none the less betray the thinker, he must always be instructive, his way of judging a thing must even in the smallest matters be such that people can see what it will amount to when, quietly and self-collected, he puts this power to scholarly use.

  3. Donald Foster:

    No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar.

  4. Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU:

    “Philosopher, observer, scholar of our time; Original creator accepting no blunders, Emphasizing the gala of the pen, he ponders The tomes of literary jewels for life's rime!”

  5. Mohammed:

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


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