Meaning of ACADEMIC in English

ACADEMIC

adjective

1.

Synonyms: pedantic , bookish, book-learned, booky, quodlibetic, scholastic

Contrasted words: ignorant, illiterate, unlettered; down-to-earth, everyday, practical, realistic, straightforward

2.

Synonyms: theoretical 1, closet, speculative

Related Word: impractical, utopian, visionary; chimerical, imaginary

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