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  • adjective Not scholarlike.


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un- +‎ scholarlike


  • The entire refutation of such a tissue of groundless assertions and unfounded statements, and unscholarlike criticisms, and unphilosophical views, -- would fill many volumes.

    Inspiration and Interpretation: Seven Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford: With Preliminary Remarks: Being an Answer to a Volume Entitled "Essays and Reviews."

  • This unscholarlike appearance it must have been that made the bookseller in the Strand, to whom he applied for literary employment, eye him archly, and recommend it to him rather to purchase a porter's knot.

    Lives of the English Poets

  • Latinize the surname and not the Christian {56} name is very unscholarlike.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)

  • Deity is carefully withheld from sight, which is more than can be said for the Laureate, who hath thought proper to make him talk, not "like a school-divine," [497] but like the unscholarlike Mr. Southey.

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 4

  • _aneroid_, I admit, has puzzled better scholars than the critic: but never one who knows the unscholarlike way in which words ending in [Greek: eidês] have been rendered.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)

  • [1] Among the most shocking of the unscholarlike barbarisms, now prevalent, I must notice the use of the word '_nice_' in an objective instead of a subjective sense: '_nice_' does not and cannot express a quality of the object, but merely a quality of the subject: yet we hear daily of 'a very nice letter '-- 'a nice young lady,' &c., meaning a letter or a young lady that it is pleasant to contemplate: but 'a nice young lady '-- means a fastidious young lady; and 'a nice letter' ought to mean a letter that is very delicate in its rating and in the choice of its company.

    Note Book of an English Opium-Eater


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