donnish : Definition, Usages, News and More
- s marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
- Perhaps reflecting his creator's donnish temperament, Inspector Chen is somewhat ambivalent about the door-knocking and petty politicking that go along with police work.
- With donnish humor and un failing intelligence, Chronicles of Bustos Domecq thrusts a rapier into such gargantuan posturing.
- Walcott's borrowing of Western European literary forms is peevishly dismissed as "falsifying" and his later career pooh-poohed with a donnish sneer: "A wonderful new black voice in .
- Germaine Greer in Scotsman
Germaine Greer, began her fascinating, provocative lecture by attacking the years of ill-researched assumptions "based on no evidence and donnish prejudice against women" which have given us the view that Anne Hathaway was promiscuous, ugly and...