[ skuh-las-tik ]
/ skəˈlæs tɪk /

adjective Also scho·las·ti·cal.

of or relating to schools, scholars, or education: scholastic attainments.
of or relating to secondary education or schools: a scholastic meet.
of or relating to the medieval schoolmen.


Origin of scholastic

1590–1600; < Latin scholasticus < Greek scholastikós studious, learned, derivative of scholázein to be at leisure to study. See school1, -tic

OTHER WORDS FROM scholastic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for non-scholastic

  • Most of the novels and non-scholastic books were of a shoddy, sensational type.

    Cleo The Magnificent|Louis Zangwill

British Dictionary definitions for non-scholastic

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Derived forms of scholastic

scholastically, adverb

Word Origin for scholastic

C16: via Latin from Greek skholastikos devoted to learning, ultimately from skholē school 1
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