scholastic

[Scho*las┬Ětic]

A Scholastic philosopher or theologian

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Pertaining to, or suiting, a scholar, a school, or schools; scholarlike; as, scholastic manners or pride; scholastic learning.

Noun
a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit

Noun
a Scholastic philosopher or theologian

Adjective
of or relating to schools; "scholastic year"

Adjective
of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of scholasticism; "scholastic philosophy"


a.
Pertaining to, or suiting, a scholar, a school, or schools; scholarlike; as, scholastic manners or pride; scholastic learning.

a.
Of or pertaining to the schoolmen and divines of the Middle Ages (see Schoolman); as, scholastic divinity or theology; scholastic philosophy.

a.
Hence, characterized by excessive subtilty, or needlessly minute subdivisions; pedantic; formal.

n.
One who adheres to the method or subtilties of the schools.

n.
See the Note under Jesuit.


Scholastic

Scho*las"tic , a. [L. scholasticus, Gr. , fr. to have leisure, to give lectures, to keep a school, from leisure, a lecture, a school: cf. F. scholastique, scolastique. See School.] 1. Pertaining to, or suiting, a scholar, a school, or schools; scholarlike; as, scholastic manners or pride; scholastic learning. Sir K. Digby. 2. Of or pertaining to the schoolmen and divines of the Middle Ages (see Schoolman); as, scholastic divinity or theology; scholastic philosophy. Locke. 3. Hence, characterized by excessive subtilty, or needlessly minute subdivisions; pedantic; formal.

Scholastic

Scho*las"tic, n. 1. One who adheres to the method or subtilties of the schools. Milton. 2. (R.C.Ch.) See the Note under Jesuit.

Pertaining to, or suiting, a scholar, a school, or schools; scholarlike; as, scholastic manners or pride; scholastic learning.

One who adheres to the method or subtilties of the schools.

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Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the growth of all true knowledge.

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