1 having great knowledge or erudition
2 involving or characterized by scholarship
3 prenominal a title applied in referring to a member of the legal profession, esp. to a barrister my learned friend
n the act of giving up trying as a result of consistent failure to be rewarded in life, thought to be a cause of depression
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