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scholars

[ skol-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF scholars

Synonyms for scholars

  • academic
  • critic
  • doctor
  • intellectual
  • philosopher
  • professor
  • scientist
  • student
  • teacher
  • augur
  • bookworm
  • brain
  • disciple
  • egghead
  • gnome
  • grind
  • learner
  • litterateur
  • pupil
  • sage
  • savant
  • schoolchild
  • tool
  • bookish person
  • learned person
  • person of letters
  • wise person
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Antonyms for scholars

  • ignoramus
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SCHOLARS

Two dollars for a scholars' picnic in a place where no child is supposed to have money.

But I was the porter's son, and did not dare to join in the scholars' play.

It gives me great delight to see one of his scholars at my court.

Her only regret was that we could not see the scholars at work.

Julia was one of his scholars, and perhaps the prettiest of them all.

Scholars, my first thought was a sad one, that I never could thank her now.

The bell rang at last, and the scholars filed in and took their places.

Last of all came the Chapter of our Lady's Church, with all their clergy, scholars, and treasurers.

They crowded about the scholars and asked who they might be.

As to the other of the two scholars, Yuan Dschau, he was not so fortunate.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English scolere "student," from Medieval Latin scholaris, noun use of Late Latin scholaris "of a school," from Latin schola (see school (n.1)). Greek scholastes meant "one who lives at ease." The Medieval Latin word was widely borrowed, e.g. Old French escoler, French écolier, Old High German scuolari, German Schüler. The modern English word might be a Middle English reborrowing from French. Fowler points out that in British English it typically has been restricted to those who attend a school on a scholarship.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SCHOLARS

faculties

nounteachers in educational institution
  • academics
  • advisers
  • body
  • clinic
  • college
  • corps
  • department
  • employees
  • institute
  • instructors
  • lecturers
  • literati
  • mentors
  • organization
  • pedagogues
  • personnel
  • professorate
  • professors
  • profs
  • researchers
  • scholars
  • society
  • staff
  • tutors
  • university
  • workers
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