What is another word for well-read?

Pronunciation: [wˈɛlɹˈiːd] (IPA)

Well-read refers to someone who is knowledgeable in many subjects because of the extensive amount of reading they have done. There are several synonyms for this term: learned, knowledgeable, erudite, educated, cultured, literate, scholarly, and well-informed. These words all point to someone who has a broad knowledge base due to their love of books and reading. People who are well-read often have the ability to hold a conversation on various topics and can reference literature to back up their opinions. Being well-read is an admirable trait as it showcases one's intellectual curiosity and love for learning.

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What are the opposite words for well-read?

Well-read is an adjective used to describe someone who is knowledgeable about literature and has read extensively. The antonyms for well-read could include uninformed, ignorant, uneducated, unread, and illiterate. Uninformed means lacking knowledge or information, while ignorant means lacking knowledge or awareness. Uneducated is similar to ignorant but specifically refers to a person who has not received a formal education. Unread means not having read something, while illiterate means unable to read or write. These antonyms represent a lack of interest in literature or a limited understanding of it.

Famous quotes with Well-read

  • I think well-read people - the world is open to them.
    Avi Arad
  • Steve Martin is one of the most intelligent, well-read human beings that I've ever come across. He is equally as funny off screen as he is on. But he also has a very intellectual side, and he's a really nice human being. We actually become good friends.
    Anthony LaPaglia
  • My mother is probably the wisest person I've ever known. She's not schooled, she's not well read. But she has a philosophy of life that makes well-read people seem like morons.
    Gene Simmons
  • I have it on good authority that Kabir's thought is Hindu through and through. The fable that Kabir brought a synthesis between Islam and Hinduism, does not survive a comparison between his works and the Quran. That Kabir was a simple weaver who produced lofty poetry just like that, is another fable for children of socialists : Kabir was well-read and knew his classics. There are hardly any Muslims in the Kabirpanth, and it is only the Hindus who venerate him. The simplest proof that his contribution to Indian culture was un-Islamic, is that he was persecuted for his Kafir ideas by the Muslim ruler Sikandar Lodi.
  • How well-read, how adroit, what thousand arts in his one art of writing.
    Thomas Carlyle

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