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What does "Scholastic" mean?

Definition

(a.) Hence, characterized by excessive subtilty, or needlessly minute subdivisions; pedantic; formal (a.) Of or pertaining to the schoolmen and divines of the Middle Ages (see Schoolman); as, scholastic divinity or theology; scholastic philosophy (a.) Pertaining to, or suiting, a scholar, a school, or schools; scholarlike; as, scholastic manners or pride; scholastic learning (n.) One who adheres to the method or subtilties of the schools (n.) See the Note under Jesuit


Synonyms pedant, bookworm


Example: "Scholastic year" Example: "Scholastic philosophy"


Word Family scholastically, scholasticism