What does scholastic mean?

Definitions for scholastic
skəˈlæs tɪkscholas·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pedant, bookworm, scholasticnoun

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

  2. Scholasticadjective

    a Scholastic philosopher or theologian

  3. scholasticadjective

    of or relating to schools

    "scholastic year"

  4. scholasticadjective

    of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of scholasticism

    "scholastic philosophy"


  1. scholasticnoun

    a philosopher who works within the tradition of scholasticism

  2. scholasticadjective

    relating to school; academic

  3. scholasticadjective

    relating to the philosophical tradition or school of scholasticism


  1. scholastic

    Scholastic refers to anything related to education, schools, schooling, or academic learning. It can also refer to the system of philosophy dominant in Western Christianity during the middle ages, known as Scholasticism, which sought to reconcile classical philosophy with Christian theology. The term can also denote an overly academic or pedantic attitude or approach.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scholasticadjective

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

  2. Scholasticadjective

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

  3. Scholasticadjective

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

  4. Scholasticnoun

    one who adheres to the method or subtilties of the schools

  5. Scholasticnoun

    see the Note under Jesuit

  6. Etymology: [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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scholastic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scholastic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of scholastic in a Sentence

  1. John McCain:

    There is recent progress in Iraq. Three-thousand U.S.-trained and equipped Iraqi forces are among those who have encircled Ramadi and are poised for an operation to retake the city from ISIS. Shipments of U.S. weapons are finally arriving to fighters in a timely fashion. But while Defense Ash Carter has not ruled out the use of forward air controllers, Defense Ash Carter said : I talked about that with our commanders … here. They have not recommended us taking that step at this time. Critics in Washington, like Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., have excoriated commanders for not recommending them. Obviously ISIS is winning in Iraq and for you not to be in favor of us having forward air controllers on the ground in some scholastic answer, you know full well as I do -- forward air controllers make the difference.

  2. Robin Steenman:

    They [ students ] are sitting there listening to this, and all they're hearing is' Mexicans are dirty, inferior in scholastic ability. They have skin problems and lice' and it just goes on and on and on about it, and I submit that's what they're going to take from that book, because they're just not ready.

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1 Comment
  • eugenep.05510
    Scholasticism is a pattern of thinking relying on dogmas and doctrines. It can't evolve beyond a certain level. The opposite is Dialectics. It can evolve indefinitely. Dialectics can be applied universally to everything but specificly to nothing. 
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easily diffused or spread as from one person to another
  • A. arbitrary
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