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academic

adjective
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academical

Synonyms and Antonyms of academic

  1. 1 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 Synonyms of academic educational, intellectual, scholarly, scholastic Words Related to academic bookish, donnish, geeky, nerdish, nerdy, pedagogical (also pedagogic), pedantic, professorial, tweedy; curricular; educative, instructive; collegiate, graduate, postgraduate Near Antonyms of academic cocurricular, extracurricular; noncollegiate Antonyms of academic nonacademic, noneducational, unacademic, unscholarly

  2. 2 very learned or educated but inexperienced in practical matters academic thinkers who have no understanding of realpolitik Synonyms of academic ivory-tower, ivory-towered, ivory-towerish Words Related to academic cerebral, eggheaded, highbrow, intellectual Near Antonyms of academic astute, canny, clear-sighted, hardheaded, hard-nosed, knowing, sharp, sharp-witted, shrewd, tough-minded

  3. 3 existing only as an assumption or speculation your arguments are merely academic—such a worst-case scenario is unlikely to ever occur Synonyms of academic theoretical (also academical), conjectural, hypothetical, speculative, suppositionalWords Related to academic alleged, assumed, presumed, presupposed, proposed, supposed, unproved, unproven, untested; debatable, moot; abstract, conceptual, intellectual, metaphysical; nonclinical, nonpractical; nonempiricalNear Antonyms of academic clinical, practical; concrete, defined, definite, distinct; attested, authenticated, confirmed, demonstrated, established, proven, substantiated, tested, time-tested, validated, verified; empirical (also empiric), nonspeculative, nontheoretical, observationalAntonyms of academic actual, factual, real



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