Synonyms for academic

Synonyms for (noun) academic

Synonyms: academic, academician, faculty member

Definition: an educator who works at a college or university

Similar words: educator, pedagog, pedagogue

Definition: someone who educates young people

Synonyms for (adj) academic

Synonyms: academic

Definition: hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result

Usage: an academic discussion; an academic question

Similar words: theoretical

Definition: concerned with theories rather than their practical applications

Usage: theoretical physics

Synonyms: academic, donnish, pedantic

Definition: marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

Similar words: scholarly

Definition: characteristic of scholars or scholarship

Usage: scholarly pursuits; a scholarly treatise; a scholarly attitude

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