Definitions for Scholasticskəˈlæs tɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of or pertaining to schools, scholars, or education.
of or pertaining to secondary schools.
(n.)(sometimes cap.) an adherent of scholasticism.
a pedantic person.
Origin of scholastic:
1590–1600; < L scholasticus < Gk scholastikós studious, learned, der. of scholázein to be at leisure to study. See school1, -tic
pedant, bookworm, scholastic(noun)
a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
a Scholastic philosopher or theologian
of or relating to schools
of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of scholasticism
a philosopher who works within the tradition of scholasticism
relating to school; academic
relating to the philosophical tradition or school of scholasticism
pertaining to, or suiting, a scholar, a school, or schools; scholarlike; as, scholastic manners or pride; scholastic learning
of or pertaining to the schoolmen and divines of the Middle Ages (see Schoolman); as, scholastic divinity or theology; scholastic philosophy
hence, characterized by excessive subtilty, or needlessly minute subdivisions; pedantic; formal
one who adheres to the method or subtilties of the schools
see the Note under Jesuit
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