donnish


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don·nish

 (dŏn′ĭsh)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a university don.
2. Bookish or pedantic.

donnish

(ˈdɒnɪʃ)
adj
(Education) of or resembling a university don
ˈdonnishly adv
ˈdonnishness n

don•nish

(ˈdɒn ɪʃ)

adj.
bookish; pedantic.
[1825–35]
don′nish•ly, adv.
don′nish•ness, n.

donnish

Characteristic of a university lecturer, especially in devotion to learning.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.donnish - marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspectsdonnish - marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
scholarly - characteristic of scholars or scholarship; "scholarly pursuits"; "a scholarly treatise"; "a scholarly attitude"

donnish

adjective scholarly, erudite, scholastic, pedantic, bookish, pedagogic, precise, formalistic He is precise and mildly donnish in manner.

donnish

adjective
Characterized by a narrow concern for book learning and formal rules, without knowledge or experience of practical matters:
Translations

donnish

[ˈdɒnɪʃ] ADJ [life, discussion etc] → de erudito, de profesor; (in appearance) → de aspecto erudito (pej) → profesoril, pedantesco

donnish

(Brit: usu pej)
adjprofessoral; a donnish typeein typischer Gelehrter
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