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adjective as in didactical

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Vartan, who died last week at 87, was a learned man to be sure, but never a donnish one.

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He had known dons at Oxford, and placed Lady Latimer in the donnish caste: that was all.

Never were dons of the donnish sort more brilliantly twitted than by young Belloc.

Some of Southeys donnish ways to the irrepressible lad were superlatively exasperating.

"Really, Miss Allison——" he began in his most dignified Oxford donnish manner.

I do not know whether I am donnish with him, or if I bullied him too much when he was little; but he is always counter to me.


On this page you'll find 121 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to donnish, such as: academic, advisory, edifying, enlightening, exhortative, and expository.

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