Definition of teacherly in US English:



  • See teacher

    • ‘Sometimes teacherly authority is the only answer.’
    • ‘That's now my ideal of teacherly advocacy: The object of veneration is not the lecturer but the work of art.’
    • ‘‘You need to curl your fingers up more,’ Arson replied, sounding very professional and teacherly.’
    • ‘This teacherly tourism involves a scholar deriving far greater richness from the terrain than she or he deposits.’
    • ‘Yet the teacherly streak in Orwell - his calling to educate the unenlightened bourgeoisie - drove him further to investigate Britain's under-class.’
    • ‘My own children always laugh at my teacherly impulses to say that the students should tell the teachers what is going on, but there it is.’