scho·​las·​tic | \ skə-ˈla-stik How to pronounce scholastic (audio) \

Definition of scholastic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a 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



Definition of scholastic (Entry 2 of 2)

1a capitalized : a Scholastic philosopher
2 [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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scholastically \ skə-​ˈla-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce scholastic (audio) \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for scholastic

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of scholastic in a Sentence

Adjective a college that gives a higher priority to scholastic endeavors than to athletic pursuits
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Once there, their eyes are opened to all the latest perspectives, talents and tools that might have been holding back their scholastic performance before. Wesley Mullins, Forbes, 3 Aug. 2022 Cai received other scholarship money at the competition, including a $1,000 interview award and a $1,000 scholastic award. Mary Colurso |, al, 26 June 2022 Cadets are chosen by their commanding officers for the awards based upon demonstrated loyalty and patriotism and a record of military and scholastic achievement while participating in the JROTC program. San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 June 2022 People were celebrated for their community service and scholastic and athletic achievements, but most individuals were honored for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Angelina Hicks, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 July 2022 That dedication to the scholastic cause was handsomely repaid in the fall of 2019 when a student announced their intention to assist with services at a local funeral home. Clark Collis,, 30 June 2022 The first and only hotel on the island, Graduate Roosevelt Island is a scholastic retreat (the 5,000-square-foot lobby has floor-to-ceiling bookshelves) with stunning views of Manhattan and Queens. Anna Haines, Forbes, 20 June 2022 Last year, Stargel’s other daughter, Laura, wrote an op-ed for a Florida newspaper opposing legislation that banned transgender females from participating in women’s and girl’s scholastic sporting events. al, 27 May 2022 A decade before Title IX was enacted, fundamentally changing girls and women's sports at the scholastic and collegiate level, Billy Joe reached out to the KHSAA and applied for a license on Laura's behalf. J.l. Kirven, The Courier-Journal, 30 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun All-scholastics Davy Appleton Portsmouth Abbey | Sophomore The Eastern Independent League MVP with a 24-5 record, the junior from Mattapoisett placed third at 160 pounds at the New England Prep tournament., 7 May 2018 All-scholastics Antonio Anastasiades Anastasiades won the Division 1 100 breaststroke (57.69) and the North sectional 200 IM 1:57.49), joining his brother, Chris, as the only top five finishers for Lynnfield/Wakefield., 10 June 2019 All-scholastics Malia Amuan North Andover | Freshman The freshman won two titles at the Division 1 state championship, setting a meet record in each., 10 June 2019 All-scholastics Colin Babineau Braintree | Senior The senior was fifth overall at the state championship with 43.5 points, including a second-place finish on pommel horse (7.2)., 10 June 2019 All-scholastics Margot Appleton Portsmouth Abbey | Sophomore The two-time Eastern Independent League MVP from Mattapoisett matched her older brother, Davy, with first-place finishes at the EIL and New England Prep Division 3 races., 10 June 2019 Interviews and scholastics make up the other 50 percent. Michael Dumas,, 29 June 2019 There are about 16,000 Jesuit priests, brothers, scholastics and novices worldwide, according to the Society of Jesus website. Andrew Clark, Indianapolis Star, 20 June 2019 All-scholastics Brian Brennan St. John’s Prep | Senior Brennan, a senior midfielder, earned All-New England honors after leading the Eagles to the Division 1 semifinals and a North sectional title., 7 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of scholastic


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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scho·​las·​tic | \ skə-ˈla-stik How to pronounce scholastic (audio) \

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: relating to schools, students, or education

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