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Definition of "scholastic" [scho•las•tic]

  • Of or relating to schools; academic. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of Scholasticism. (adjective)
  • Adhering rigidly to scholarly methods; pedantic. See Synonyms at pedantic. (adjective)
  • A Scholastic philosopher or theologian. (noun)
  • A dogmatist; a pedant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scholastic" in a sentence
  • "As the term scholastic indicates, they developed their method in the schools."
  • "Today many girls play in scholastic chess tournaments around the country."
  • "The events which had led her to abandon what she herself called the scholastic profession for the much more lucrative work of private detection had long ago receded into the quite distant past."