professorial

adjective

Definition of professorial

: of, relating to, characteristic of, or resembling a professor
  • professorial duties
  • professorial authority
  • a calm, professorial manner
  • Johnson was professorial in his approach to the game. He could talk for hours on the nuances of the Czechoslovak national team's power play.
  • — E. M. Swift

professorially

play \ˌprō-fə-ˈsȯr-ē-ə-lē, ˌprä-\ adverb
    • … a tall man with professorially thick glasses and graying, tangled hair …
    • — John Seabrook

First Known Use of professorial

1713


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