donnish

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EtymologyEdit

don +‎ -ish

AdjectiveEdit

donnish (comparative more donnish, superlative most donnish)

  1. (of a person) Bookish, theoretical and pedantic, as opposed to practical.
    The new engineer had a donnish air, and found it difficult to communicate with the workers in the factory.

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Last modified on 9 February 2014, at 21:01