Adjective "professorial" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to or characteristic of a professor.
  1. 'a Harvard law graduate with a professorial manner'
  2. 'He will hold a new endowed professorial chair in cancer and stem cell biology.'
  3. 'At the age of 55, he briefly returned to professorial life.'
  4. 'In 1967, he took his first professorial position.'
  5. 'I was one of the first two professorial appointments to be made from outside the institution.'
  6. 'A professorial older gentlemen gets out of his car.'


1. a teacher of the highest academic rank in a college or university, who has been awarded the title Professor in a particular branch of learning; a full professor: a professor of Spanish literature.

2. any teacher who has the rank of professor, associate professor, or assistant professor.

3. a teacher.

4. an instructor in some art or skilled sport: a professor of singing; a professor of boxing.

5. a person who professes his or her sentiments, beliefs, etc.

More examples(as adjective)

"styles can be professorial."

"figures can be professorial."

"chairs can be professorial."

"people can be professorial."

"manners can be professorial."

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