learnedness

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Etymology[edit]

learned +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

learnedness (countable and uncountable, plural learnednesses)

  1. The quality of being learned.
    • 2007 December 27, Kathryn Shattuck, “Long Before Video Cameras, a French Artist Brought Motion to His Images”, in New York Times[1]:
      Born in 1717, the son of a cobbler, Carmontelle insinuated himself into French society through his learnedness and charisma, traits that were in high demand in a culture rife with ignored wives and ennui.

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