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

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professorially \ ˌprō-​fə-​ˈsȯr-​ē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce professorial (audio) , ˌprä-​ \ adverb
… a tall man with professorially thick glasses and graying, tangled hair … — John Seabrook

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1713, in the meaning defined above

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“Professorial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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