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OTHER WORDS FROM monkishmonk·ish·ly, adverbmonk·ish·ness, noun
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And I have always despised the monkish obscurity cultivated by certain academics.How I Write: Stephen Greenblatt, Pulitzer Winner of ‘The Swerve’|Noah Charney|September 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This makes you, at turns, desirous of luxury and monkish asceticism, as you strike a balance between the two.
Relying on their spiritual pretensions, the monkish scribes gloried in ignorance and paraded want of grammar as a sign of grace. 'Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7)|John Addington Symonds
In the exasperated state, especially of the monkish mind, prayers for Becket would easily slide into anathemas against the king.Life of Thomas Becket|Henry Hart Milman
Among the monkish loot at St. Albans was an ancient cameo herewith reproduced.Archaic England|Harold Bayley
Let us hear no more then of this monkish cant, and bigotted outcry for the restoration of the horns and tail of the devil!Hazlitt on English Literature|Jacob Zeitlin
Nothing can be more amusing than the satire which some of these pieces throw on the character of monkish Latin.A History of Caricature and Grotesque|Thomas Wright