Definition of Scholastic

1. Noun. A person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit.

Exact synonyms: Bookworm, Pedant
Specialized synonyms: Purist
Generic synonyms: Bookman, Scholar, Scholarly Person, Student
Derivative terms: Pedantic



2. Adjective. Of or relating to schools. "Scholastic year"
Derivative terms: School, School, School, School, School
Partainyms: School

3. Noun. A Scholastic philosopher or theologian.
Generic synonyms: Philosopher

4. Adjective. Of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of scholasticism. "Scholastic philosophy"
Partainyms: Scholasticism
Derivative terms: Scholasticism

Definition of Scholastic

1. a. Pertaining to, or suiting, a scholar, a school, or schools; scholarlike; as, scholastic manners or pride; scholastic learning.

2. n. One who adheres to the method or subtilties of the schools.

Definition of Scholastic

1. Adjective. relating to school; academic ¹

2. Adjective. (philosophy) relating to the philosophical tradition or school of scholasticism ¹

3. Noun. a philosopher who works within the tradition of scholasticism ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scholastic

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Medical Definition of Scholastic

1. 1. Pertaining to, or suiting, a scholar, a school, or schools; scholarlike; as, scholastic manners or pride; scholastic learning. 2. Of or pertaining to the schoolmen and divines of the Middle Ages (see Schoolman); as, scholastic divinity or theology; scholastic philosophy. 3. Hence, characterised by excessive subtilty, or needlessly minute subdivisions; pedantic; formal. Origin: 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. One who adheres to the method or subtilties of the schools. 2. See the Note under Jesuit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scholastic

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Literary usage of Scholastic

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"scholastic theology is'distinguished from Patristic theology on the one ... The history of the period called scholastic in the history of philosophy; III. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"scholastic theology is distinguished from Patristic theology on the one ... The history of the period called scholastic in the history of philosophy; III. ..."

3. A Text-Book in the History of Education by Paul Monroe (1905)
"Preliminary to the mastery of such summaries of scholastic knowledge, scholastic ... Therefore, the earlier years of scholastic training, after a brief ..."

4. A Text-book in the History of Education by Paul Monroe (1905)
"Preliminary to the mastery of such summaries of scholastic knowledge, scholastic ... Therefore, the earlier years of scholastic training, after a brief ..."

5. A Text-book in the History of Education by Paul Monroe (1905)
"Preliminary to the mastery of such summaries of scholastic knowledge, scholastic ... Therefore, the earlier years of scholastic training, after a brief ..."

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