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English definition of “donnish”

donnish

adjective     /ˈdɒn.ɪʃ/ US  /ˈdɑː.nɪʃ/ UK
intelligent , often in a way that is too serious : He was a thin , donnish-looking man in a tweed jacket and sandals .IntelligencePerceptive
(Definition of donnish adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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