Nouns (3)

faculty member, academic, academician
n. an educator who works at a college or university

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Adjectives (5)

academic
adj. hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result; "an academic discussion"; "an academic question"
pedantic, donnish, academic
adj. marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
academic
adj. associated with academia or an academy; "the academic curriculum"; "academic gowns"

Fuzzynyms (27)

college
n. an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university
university
n. a large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees
institute
n. an association organized to promote art or science or education
intellect, intellectual
n. a person who uses the mind creatively
graduate
n. a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass container (cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked with or divided into amounts
Scholastic
n. a Scholastic philosopher or theologian
educated
adj. possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge)
fastidious
adj. giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"
tight-laced, straight-laced, strait-laced, square-toed, victorian, straightlaced, straitlaced, puritanical, prudish, prissy, prim, priggish
adj. exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts"
conjectural
adj. based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence; "theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"; "the supposed reason for his absence"; "suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"; "hypothetical situation"
collegial, collegiate
adj. of or resembling or typical of a college or college students; "collegiate living"; "collegiate attitudes"; "collegiate clothes"
scholastic
adj. of or relating to schools; "scholastic year"
pedagogic, pedagogical
adj. of or relating to pedagogy; "pedagogical significance"

Synonyms (17)

abstractive
adj. of an abstracting nature or having the power of abstracting; "abstractive analysis"
supposititious, suppositious, hypothetic, divinatory, suppositional, supposed, hypothetical, conjectural
adj. based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence; "theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"; "the supposed reason for his absence"; "suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"; "hypothetical situation"
speculative, notional
adj. not based on fact or investigation; "a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"; "speculative knowledge"
metaphysical
adj. highly abstract and overly theoretical; "metaphysical reasoning"
theory-based
adj. based in theory rather than experiment; "theory-based arguments and positions"
studious, bookish
adj. characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading; "a bookish farmer who always had a book in his pocket"; "a quiet studious child"
learned, erudite
adj. having or showing profound knowledge; "a learned jurist"; "an erudite professor"

Antonyms (2)

non academic, nonacademic
adj. not pertaining to a college, academy, school or other educational institution

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