To make matters worse, says the source close to Hagel, the White House also worried about Hagel being too professorial.
You mentioned Bellow earlier and you have written about what you consider the professorial element in his novels.
When he speaks he is casual and spontaneous, as if talking to an old friend, but can also at times still have a professorial tone.
Paul was professorial, with his history and geopolitical lessons on Islam.
He was professorial, elliptical, vague, abstract; Romney appeared plausible, concerned, compassionate, and energetic.
Nor was he ever nurse to the professorial babies, which also has been often placed to his credit by imaginative story-tellers.
The same king endowed three professorial chairs with ₱ 10,000 each.
It is a nation of learned fools, none of whom ever sees an inch beyond his own professorial nose.'
We cannot think of Plato and Aristotle, save in professorial robes.
professorial chairs in anatomy or physiology at Wrzburg, at Giessen, and at Breslau, were offered him between 1850 and 1860.
late 14c., "one who teaches a branch of knowledge," from Old French professeur (14c.) and directly from Latin professor "person who professes to be an expert in some art or science; teacher of highest rank," agent noun from profiteri "lay claim to, declare openly" (see profess). As a title prefixed to a name, it dates from 1706. Short form prof is recorded from 1838.
Professor. One professing religion. This canting use of the word comes down from the Elizabethan period, but is obsolete in England. [Thornton, "American Glossary," 1912]