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scholastic

adjective scho·las·tic \ skə-ˈla-stik \
|Updated on: 20 Jul 2018

Definition of scholastic

1 a often capitalized : of or relating to Scholasticism
  • scholastic theology
  • scholastic philosophy
b : suggestive or characteristic of a scholastic especially in subtlety or aridity : pedantic
  • dull scholastic reports
2 : of or relating to schools or scholars; especially : of or relating to high school or secondary school

scholastically

play \skə-ˈla-sti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of scholastic in a Sentence

  1. a college that gives a higher priority to scholastic endeavors than to athletic pursuits

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Origin and Etymology of scholastic

Medieval Latin & Latin; Medieval Latin scholasticus of the schoolmen, from Latin, of a school, from Greek scholastikos, from scholazein to keep a school, from scholē school


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scholastic

noun

Definition of scholastic

1 a capitalized : a Scholastic philosopher
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[New Latin scholasticus, from Latin scholasticus, adjective]
: a student in a scholasticate
3 : a person who adopts academic or traditional methods in art

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First Known Use of scholastic

1644

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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SCHOLASTIC Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of scholastic for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to education


SCHOLASTIC Defined for Kids

scholastic

adjective scho·las·tic \ skə-ˈla-stik \

Definition of scholastic for Students

: relating to schools, students, or education


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