Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun academic

1 sense of academic

Sense 1
academician, academic, faculty member -- (an educator who works at a college or university)
       => educator, pedagogue, pedagog -- (someone who educates young people)

Antonyms of adj academic

2 of 3 senses of academic

Sense 2
academic -- (hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result; "an academic discussion"; "an academic question")

INDIRECT (VIA theoretical) -> applied -- (concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles; "applied physics"; "applied psychology"; "technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook)

Sense 3
academic, donnish, pedantic -- (marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects)

INDIRECT (VIA scholarly) -> unscholarly -- (not scholarly)

Similarity of adj academic

3 senses of academic

Sense 1
academic -- (associated with academia or an academy; "the academic curriculum"; "academic gowns")

Sense 2
academic -- (hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result; "an academic discussion"; "an academic question")
       => theoretical (vs. applied) -- (concerned with theories rather than their practical applications; "theoretical physics")

Sense 3
academic, donnish, pedantic -- (marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects)
       => scholarly (vs. unscholarly) -- (characteristic of scholars or scholarship; "scholarly pursuits"; "a scholarly treatise"; "a scholarly attitude")

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