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Meaning of SCHOLASTIC

Pronunciation:  sku'lastik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
  2. [adj]  of or relating to schools; "scholastic year"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of scholasticism; "scholastic philosophy"
 

SCHOLASTIC is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: bookworm, pedant
 
 See Also: intellect, intellectual, purist

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Scho*las"tic\, a. [L. scholasticus, Gr. ?, fr. ? to
    have leisure, to give lectures, to keep a school, from ?
    leisure, a lecture, a school: cf. F. scholastique,
    scolastique. See {School}.]
    1. Pertaining to, or suiting, a scholar, a school, or
       schools; scholarlike; as, scholastic manners or pride;
       scholastic learning. --Sir K. Digby.
    
    2. Of or pertaining to the schoolmen and divines of the
       Middle Ages (see {Schoolman}); as, scholastic divinity or
       theology; scholastic philosophy. --Locke.
    
    3. Hence, characterized by excessive subtilty, or needlessly
       minute subdivisions; pedantic; formal.
    
    
  2. \Scho*las"tic\, n.
    1. One who adheres to the method or subtilties of the
       schools. --Milton.
    
    2. (R. C. Ch.) See the Note under {Jesuit}.
    
    
 

 

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