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