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characterized by a narrow concern for book learning and formal rules, without knowledge or experience of practical matters

Synonyms for donnish

marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

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Tepid comments on such works as Medwall's Fulgens and Lucrece and Nature, Udall's Roister Doister, Gager's Susanna, Gorboduc, and Gammer Gurton's Needle often came close to sounding donnishly patronizing.
He is also an intellectual and strategist with a patrician hearing who is donnishly thorough in explaining his battle plan for Tenneco.