Synonyms and Antonyms of academic
of or relating to schooling or learning especially at an advanced level
- "If you spent more time in academic pursuits and less time in social ones, you could easily make good grades," the dean told Valerie.
very learned or educated but inexperienced in practical matters
- academic thinkers who have no understanding of how the business works
existing only as an assumption or speculation
- Your arguments are merely academic—such a worst-case scenario is unlikely to ever occur.
alleged, assumed, presumed, presupposed, proposed, supposed, unproved, unproven, untested
abstract, conceptual, intellectual, metaphysical
concrete, defined, definite, distinct
attested, authenticated, confirmed, demonstrated, established, proven, substantiated, tested, time-tested, validated, verified
empirical (also empiric), nonspeculative, nontheoretical, observational