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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Resembling or typical of a woman teacher, especially one who is regarded as strict or old-fashioned.

Usage examples (34)
  • But to say that referring to Coakley as schoolmarmish is misogynist is pretty absurd.
  • Nearly every sentence in this schoolmarmish screed is funny.
  • McCain is the scowling, schoolmarmish master of reproving foreign policy!
  • Altogether it has a schoolmarmish tone, lurching occasionally toward inquisition. for more
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