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Definitions of scholastic

  1. a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. See the Note under Jesuit. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. One who adheres to the method or subtleties of the schools of the middle ages. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Scholasticism. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. One who adheres to the subtleties of the schools or schoolmen. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. One who adheres to the methods and subtilties of the schools. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. a Scholastic philosopher or theologian Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. Pertaining to, or suiting, a scholar, a school, or schools; scholarlike; as, scholastic manners or pride; scholastic learning. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Of or pertaining to the schoolmen and divines of the Middle Ages (see Schoolman); as, scholastic divinity or theology; scholastic philosophy. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Hence, characterized by excessive subtilty, or needlessly minute subdivisions; pedantic; formal. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Pertaining to learned men, students, or institutions of learning; scholarlike. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Pertaining to a scholar or to schools: scholar-like: pertaining to the schoolmen: excessively subtle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Pertaining to scholars or schools. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Pertaining to a scholar or to schools, specially those of the schoolmen; scholarlike; pedantic. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for scholastic

  1. He was a thin, pale man with a singularly scholastic face. – Green Fancy by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. The agency in both its branches, scholastic and insurance, developed well. – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson
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