donnish(redirected from donnishness)
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1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a university don.
2. Bookish or pedantic.
(Education) of or resembling a university don
Characteristic of a university lecturer, especially in devotion to learning.
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|Adj.||1.||donnish - 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"