1) ADJ-GRADED A scholarly person spends a lot of time studying and knows a lot about academic subjects.

He was an intellectual, scholarly man.

2) ADJ-GRADED A scholarly book or article contains a lot of academic information and is intended for academic readers.

...the more scholarly academic journals.

3) ADJ: usu ADJ n Scholarly matters and activities involve people who do academic research.

This has been the subject of intense scholarly debate...

Faculty members devote most of their time to scholarly research.

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