learned Definition

  • 1having acquired much knowledge through study
  • 2showing, requiring, or characterized by learning and extensive knowledge

Using learned: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "learned" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She is a learned scholar in the field of linguistics.

  • Example

    The book is written in a very learned style.

  • Example

    He gave a learned lecture on the history of mathematics.

learned Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with learned

  • learned profession

    a profession that requires advanced education or specialized training, such as law, medicine, or theology


    Becoming a doctor is a learned profession that requires years of study and practice.

  • an organization that promotes the study and advancement of a particular field of knowledge, often through publications, conferences, and other activities


    The Royal Society of London is a learned society that has been promoting scientific research since the 17th century.

  • a psychological condition in which a person or animal learns to feel helpless and passive in response to unpleasant or aversive stimuli, even when escape or avoidance is possible


    The concept of learned helplessness has been used to explain depression and other mental health issues.

Origins of learned

from Old English 'gelǣred', meaning 'having knowledge or learning'


Summary: learned in Brief

The term 'learned' [lur-nid] describes someone who has acquired extensive knowledge through study and experience. It can refer to a person, style, or lecture, as in 'She is a learned scholar in the field of linguistics.' 'Learned' also appears in phrases like 'learned profession,' which denotes a field requiring advanced education, and 'learned helplessness,' a psychological condition where one feels helpless in response to unpleasant stimuli.

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