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donnish

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdonnishdon‧nish /ˈdɒnɪʃ $ ˈdɑːnɪʃ/ adjective British English  INTELLIGENTclever, serious, and more interested in ideas than real life
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donnishThe film took a firm course through its vast subject, avoiding the rocks of donnish rancour.
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