A few months ago, the New York Times emailed out a special briefing, one that surprised me with a word I'd never seen before: donnish.
"Donnish" means "stuffy, academic, and pedantic," like the worst kind of university professor.
"[Early modern classicists] were, in the main, donnish types more comfortable with noun declensions than differential gears."
Explain the meaning of "donnish" without saying "inkhorn" or "pompous."
Think of a character from a show or a movie: someone who's stiff, stern, and serious.
Spend 20 seconds or more on the game below. Don’t skip straight to the review—let your working memory empty out first.
1. A near opposite of DONNISH is
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