\\ˈdäˌnizəm\ noun (-s)
Etymology: don (I) + -ism
: donnish attitude or manner

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  • donnism — don nism, n. [{Don}, n., 2.] Self importance; loftiness of carriage. [Cant, Eng. Universities] Syn: donnishness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • donnism — don·nism …   English syllables

  • donnish — donnishly, adv. donnishness, n. donnism, n. /don ish/, adj. resembling or characteristic of a university don; bookish; pedantic. [1825 35; DON1 + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

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