Definitions for Scholasticskəˈlæs tɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

scho•las•ticskəˈlæs tɪk(adj.)scho•las′ti•cal.

  1. of or pertaining to schools, scholars, or education.

    Category: Education

  2. of or pertaining to secondary schools.

    Category: Education

  3. pedantic.

  4. (n.)(sometimes cap.) an adherent of scholasticism.

    Category: Education

  5. a pedantic person.

    Category: Education

Origin of scholastic:

1590–1600; < L scholasticus < Gk scholastikós studious, learned, der. of scholázein to be at leisure to study. See school1, -tic


Princeton's WordNet

  1. pedant, bookworm, scholastic(noun)

    a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit

  2. Scholastic(adj)

    a Scholastic philosopher or theologian

  3. scholastic(adj)

    of or relating to schools

    "scholastic year"

  4. scholastic(adj)

    of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of scholasticism

    "scholastic philosophy"


  1. scholastic(Noun)

    a philosopher who works within the tradition of scholasticism

  2. scholastic(Adjective)

    relating to school; academic

  3. scholastic(Adjective)

    relating to the philosophical tradition or school of scholasticism

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scholastic(adj)

    pertaining to, or suiting, a scholar, a school, or schools; scholarlike; as, scholastic manners or pride; scholastic learning

  2. Scholastic(adj)

    of or pertaining to the schoolmen and divines of the Middle Ages (see Schoolman); as, scholastic divinity or theology; scholastic philosophy

  3. Scholastic(adj)

    hence, characterized by excessive subtilty, or needlessly minute subdivisions; pedantic; formal

  4. Scholastic(noun)

    one who adheres to the method or subtilties of the schools

  5. Scholastic(noun)

    see the Note under Jesuit


  1. Scholastic Magazine

    Scholastic is the official student publication of the University of Notre Dame. Founded in 1867, Scholastic is the United States' oldest continuous collegiate publication. In its history, Scholastic has served both as Notre Dame's weekly student newspaper and now as a monthly news magazine. The transition from newspaper to magazine occurred after the inception of The Observer, an independent daily newspaper published by Notre Dame and Saint Mary's students. Scholastic is best known for its collector's edition annual Football Review, printed every February. This issue recaps the Notre Dame Football season with game summaries and in-depth commentary. Scholastic was named "News Magazine of the Year" in Indiana for 2007 by the Indiana Collegiate Press Association. Scholastic has received this award five of the last seven years. In 1996 and 1997, Scholastic was the recipient of the Associated Collegiate Press' Pacemaker Award, given to the best collegiate publication in the nation. Robert Franken, a 1969 graduate of Notre Dame, has been the faculty advisor for Scholastic since 2000.


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