scholastic

Something that's scholastic has to do with schools or learning. If you brag about your town's scholastic excellence, you mean that you've got great schools.

When your school principal talks about scholastic achievement, she's discussing the grades and test scores of her students, and if you referred to your own scholastic challenges, you probably mean the subjects you find the most difficult in school. One well-known U.S. college entrance exam is the SAT, which is an acronym for Scholastic Aptitude Test. The word is from the Latin scholasticus, "of a school," with the Greek root skholastikos, "devoting one's leisure to learning."

Definitions of scholastic
  1. adjective
    of or relating to schools
    scholastic year”
  2. adjective
    of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of scholasticism
    scholastic philosophy”
  3. noun
    a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
    synonyms: bookworm, pedant
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    types:
    purist
    someone who insists on great precision and correctness (especially in the use of words)
    type of:
    bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student
    a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
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