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What is the opposite of academic?

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Opposite of relating to education, schooling and scholarship
“Some children from households with a nonacademic background are more likely to choose a nonacademic career.”
Opposite of intellectual or scholarly in manner or approach
“He admired the truthfulness of landscapes painted by an unschooled artist, who became his first teacher.”
Opposite of of theoretical interest only
“A gap inevitably opens up between the imaginary casting of an event and the factual details of that event.”
Opposite of intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive
Opposite of concerned with theories or hypotheses rather than with practical matters
Opposite of very intellectually capable
Opposite of academic in manner, often in an annoying or boring way
Opposite of well-educated, especially from spending a lot of time studying or reading
Opposite of related to courses or coursework at a school or university
Opposite of presumed, or of the nature of a presumption
(of a subject of study) Opposite of dealing with abstract concepts and not practical application
“Scientists and engineers usually prefer to define technology as applied science, rather than as the things that people make and use.”
Opposite of of or denoting a style of writing or speaking characterized by more elaborate or technical grammatical structures
“The word is perceived as colloquial in nature, inappropriate for formal conversation.”
Opposite of a person engaged in scholarly pursuits in an institute of higher education
“To his critics and many of his countrymen, he was an ignoramus in world affairs, with foggy ideas about international order.”
Opposite of an intellectual, typically in a particular branch of study
Opposite of a highly intelligent person, especially a scholar
Opposite of a person engaged in an academic discipline that seeks truth through reasoning rather than empiricism
Opposite of a person of learning, especially one who is versed in literature or science
Opposite of a person who has attained an academic doctorate
“Colman is the son of a Fleet Street cartoonist and a graduate in mathematics from Cambridge.”
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