Definition of donnishness in English:



  • See donnish

    • ‘Whatever middle-class donnishness I inherited quickly withered as I became involved in left-wing student and anti-racist politics.’
    • ‘His style is a blend of Gaelic eloquence, Harvard donnishness and American stump evangelism.’
    • ‘I was slightly bemused by his Oxford donnishness, a role assiduously cultivated.’
    • ‘The donnishness at least is not illusory: he lectures in forensic medicine at the University of Turin.’
    • ‘In many ways it seems to hark back to a bygone age, with its wine, cigars and unashamed donnishness.’