adjective see ivory tower

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ivory-towerish — ivory tower·ish …   English syllables

  • ivory-towerish — …   Useful english dictionary

  • ivory tower — ivory towered, ivory towerish, adj. ivory towerism, ivorytowerishness, n. ivory towerist, ivory towerite, n. 1. a place or situation remote from worldly or practical affairs: the university as an ivory tower. 2. an attitude of aloofness from or… …   Universalium

  • ivory tower — noun Etymology: translation of French tour d ivoire Date: 1911 1. an impractical often escapist attitude marked by aloof lack of concern with or interest in practical matters or urgent problems 2. a secluded place that affords the means of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ivory-towerishness — noun see ivory towerish …   Useful english dictionary

  • unrealistic — adj 1. impractical, infeasible, impracticable, unworkable, undoable; unreasonable, irrational, illogical, half baked, Sl. half assed; academic, theoretical, speculative, hypothetical, abstract; ivory towerish, ivory towered, idealistic, visionary …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • academic — adj 1. educational, educatory, instructional, pedagogical, academical; collegiate, college, university, scholastic, school; formal, institutional. 2.All U.S. humanistic, classical, philosophical, scientific, cultural; humanities, liberal arts,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • bookish — adj 1. literary, lettered, literate, learned, erudite, educated, well educated; conversant, knowledgeable, well read, informed, well posted, well grounded, well schooled, accomplished; intellectual, cerebral, brainy, highbrow or highbrowed;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • scholarly — adj academic, scholastic, intellectual, highbrow, highbrowed, Inf. long haired, intelligent, Inf. brainy; studious, bookish, bibliophilistic, bibliophilic; ivory towerish, pedagoguish, professorial, pedantic. Inf. know it all; erudite, learned,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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