Definition of unscholarly in English:

unscholarly

adjective

  • Not showing the learning and attention to detail characteristic of a scholar:

    ‘an edition which was full of unscholarly amendments’
    • ‘Holden foregrounds his uncertainties and unscholarly speculations, some of which betray a cavalier approach to historical research.’
    • ‘And while the popular Web search engine may point students to some scholarly works, it also points them to information that is unscholarly, unsubstantiated and, occasionally, untrue.’
    • ‘The matter is not helped by the unscholarly practice, common in work seeking to orient itself by means of critical theory, of relying on secondary sources.’
    • ‘Those for whom scientific integrity is secondary might reject the science faculty's position if they perceive it has been made in an unscholarly or arrogant manner.’
    • ‘It is of course a pleasant paradox that these texts, now diligently kept from unscholarly eyes in the reverent hush of university libraries, were once the subject of scribblings, doodles, litanies of the mundane.’
    • ‘He simply refused to compromise - how unscholarly of him.’
    • ‘He brought out in 1747 an edition of Shakespeare in eight volumes which was sharply criticized as unscholarly, and in 1751 an edition of Pope's works.’
    • ‘Both writers made substantial adjustments to the original material, and their editorial work is now regarded as suspect and unscholarly.’
    • ‘It is unfortunate that McCloskey, a supposed scholar, would respond in such an unscholarly fashion.’
    • ‘If this occurs, Federalists are advised, ‘the best solution is to try to portray them as being intolerant bullies and unscholarly.’’
    • ‘And when a book proves to have been unscholarly, or plagiarized, it should be withdrawn.’
    • ‘For centuries, though, Catholics, however unscholarly, have had an unwitting advantage over many Shakespearean critics.’
    • ‘Their problem is an inattentive and unscholarly belief that they have found a way to expound a tradition without a community or a communion.’
    • ‘Since language is primarily a tool for communication for scholars and the unscholarly alike, let the readers comment whether the example given below can be considered to be true Indian English or not.’
    • ‘What with the silk road and the spread of Buddhism and all, I guess it's conceivable that there's some historical connection, but in this case it was just an unscholarly expedient on my part.’
    • ‘He is a serious scholar and a brave man, who is not afraid of making enemies, and has trodden on plenty of scholarly corns as well as a fair number of unscholarly ones.’
    • ‘Occasionally it is also an infuriatingly unscholarly discussion of some of the more important passages of the recent history of archaeology in Australia.’
    • ‘I have often pointed out in this blog how the Leftist leanings of psychologists make them unscholarly and unscientific in the ‘research’ that they do.’
    • ‘The bottom line is that both approaches would be unscholarly, and simply inadequate.’
    • ‘With the exception of economics, the Humanities and Social Sciences have become so unscholarly that scrapping ALL of their courses would be of net benefit to the world.’
    uneducated, unknowledgeable, untaught, unschooled, untutored, untrained, illiterate, unlettered, unlearned, unread, uninformed, unenlightened, unscholarly, unqualified, benighted, backward
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Pronunciation:

unscholarly

/ʌnˈskɒləli/