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Academic synonyms
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Having or showing a wide knowledge gained from reading; learned; scholarly
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  1. Having or showing a wide knowledge gained from reading; learned; scholarly
  2. Having or showing great knowledge or learning.
Pedantic, dogmatic, formal, etc.
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  1. Pedantic, dogmatic, formal, etc.
  2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of Scholasticism.
  3. Of or relating to schools; academic:
Of or relating to scholars or scholarship
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  1. Of or relating to scholars or scholarship
  2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of scholarship:
  3. Of or characteristic of a scholar; learned
Given to the use of hypotheses
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  1. Given to the use of hypotheses
  2. (Philosophy) conditional; contingent upon some hypothesis/antecedent
  3. Based on, involving, or having the nature of a hypothesis; assumed; supposed
Of, characterized by, or having the nature of, speculation or meditation, conjecture, etc.
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  1. Of, characterized by, or having the nature of, speculation or meditation, conjecture, etc.
  2. Engaging in, given to, or involving financial speculation:
  3. Theoretical, not practical
Literary, formal, or erudite. Used of language.
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  1. Literary, formal, or erudite. Used of language.
  2. Relying chiefly on book learning rather than practical experience; impractical or unworldly:
  3. Inclined to read and study; literary; scholarly
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a university don.
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  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a university don.
  2. Of or like a university don; specif., intellectual, bookish, pedantic, etc.
  3. (Of a person) Bookish, theoretical and pedantic, as opposed to practical.
Pedantic; bookish
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  1. Pedantic; bookish
  2. Affectedly or ostentatiously learned; pedantic:
Of, having the nature of, or dealing with literature
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  1. Of, having the nature of, or dealing with literature
  2. Appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing.
  3. Of, relating to, or dealing with literature:
Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for academic knowledge and formal rules:
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  1. Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for academic knowledge and formal rules:
  2. Being showy of one's knowledge, often in a boring manner.
  3. Being finicky or fastidious, especially with language.
Pedantic, dogmatic, formal, etc.
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  1. Pedantic, dogmatic, formal, etc.
  2. Of schools, colleges, universities, students, teachers, and studies; educational; academic
  3. Of, relating to, or characteristic of Scholasticism.
Having an intellectual and affective artistic content that depends solely on intrinsic form rather than on narrative content or pictorial representation:
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  1. Having an intellectual and affective artistic content that depends solely on intrinsic form rather than on narrative content or pictorial representation:
  2. Considered apart from concrete existence:
  3. Not applied or practical; theoretical.
Of, characterized by, or having the nature of, speculation or meditation, conjecture, etc.
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  1. Of, characterized by, or having the nature of, speculation or meditation, conjecture, etc.
  2. Engaging in, given to, or involving financial speculation:
  3. Theoretical, not practical
Of or constituting theory
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  1. Of or constituting theory
  2. Restricted to theory; not practical or applied:
  3. Tending to theorize; speculative
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