Definition of donnish in English:

donnish

Line breaks: don|nish
Pronunciation: /ˈdɒnɪʃ
 
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adjective

British

Derivatives

donnishly

adverb
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  • Later in this highly allusive lyric, he goes on to explain donnishly.
  • When we meet, he is wearing a buttoned up suit and one of the designer's trademark floral shirts, all the while keeping his scarf tied donnishly around his neck.
  • They seem an unlikely couple, perhaps: she, a petite, girlish 53, with a curtain of dark, waist-length hair; he, donnishly crumpled with a shock of white hair.

donnishness

noun
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  • Whatever middle-class donnishness I inherited quickly withered as I became involved in left-wing student and anti-racist politics.
  • The donnishness at least is not illusory: he lectures in forensic medicine at the University of Turin.
  • His style is a blend of Gaelic eloquence, Harvard donnishness and American stump evangelism.

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