Definition of unscholarly in English:



  • Not showing the learning, reasoning, and attention to detail characteristic of a scholar.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Their problem is an inattentive and unscholarly belief that they have found a way to expound a tradition without a community or a communion.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For centuries, though, Catholics, however unscholarly, have had an unwitting advantage over many Shakespearean critics.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is unfortunate that McCloskey, a supposed scholar, would respond in such an unscholarly fashion.’
    • ‘Both writers made substantial adjustments to the original material, and their editorial work is now regarded as suspect and unscholarly.’
    • ‘If this occurs, Federalists are advised, ‘the best solution is to try to portray them as being intolerant bullies and unscholarly.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And when a book proves to have been unscholarly, or plagiarized, it should be withdrawn.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Occasionally it is also an infuriatingly unscholarly discussion of some of the more important passages of the recent history of archaeology in Australia.’
    • ‘Holden foregrounds his uncertainties and unscholarly speculations, some of which betray a cavalier approach to historical research.’
    • ‘He simply refused to compromise - how unscholarly of him.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The bottom line is that both approaches would be unscholarly, and simply inadequate.’
    uneducated, unknowledgeable, untaught, unschooled, untutored, untrained, illiterate, unlettered, unlearned, unread, uninformed, unenlightened, unscholarly, unqualified, benighted, backward
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