Synonyms of academic in English:

academic


See definition of academic

adjective

1‘an academic institution’

SYNONYMS

educational, scholastic, instructional, pedagogical

school, college, collegiate, university

2‘he has a distinctly academic turn of mind’

SYNONYMS

scholarly, studious, literary, well read, intellectual, clever, erudite, learned, educated, cultured, bookish, highbrow, pedantic, donnish, cerebral, serious

informal brainy

dated lettered

3‘the debate has been largely academic’

SYNONYMS

theoretical, conceptual, notional, philosophical, unpragmatic, hypothetical, speculative, conjectural, conjectured, suppositional, putative

indefinite, abstract, vague, general

impractical, unrealistic, ivory-tower, irrelevant, useless

rare suppositious, suppositive, ideational

ANTONYMS

practical


noun

1‘a group of Russian academics is researching this phenomenon’

SYNONYMS

scholar, lecturer, don, teacher, educator, instructor, trainer, tutor, professor, fellow, man of letters, woman of letters, highbrow, thinker, bluestocking

informal egghead, bookworm

archaic pedagogue