Definition of monkishly in English:



  • See monk

    • ‘The exhibition was elegantly cool, monkishly quiet and very deliberate, just as one imagines Opalka must be: resolved, accepting, and making every moment count.’
    • ‘Libertarian ideas, he thought, were like a delicate candle flame ever threatening to gutter; they could only be tended to monkishly by a tiny and obscure remnant.’
    • ‘There's something monkishly self-denying about his dedication to the pursuit of perfection.’
    • ‘He still works long hours and lives monkishly up near the Housatonic River in Connecticut.’
    • ‘Gritting his teeth, Jim dropped the file and crossed the bullpen, past rows of monkishly bent heads and pens scribbling meaninglessly on paper.’