ivory-towered

adjective
ivo·​ry-tow·​ered | \ ˈīv-rē-ˈtau̇(-ə)rd How to pronounce ivory-towered (audio) , ˈī-və-rē- \

Definition of ivory-towered

: divorced from reality and practical matters an ivory-towered recluse

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Ivory-towered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ivory-towered. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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