Headmaster vs Headmasterly - What's the difference?

headmaster | headmasterly |


As a noun headmaster

is (chiefly|uk) a male school principal.

As an adjective headmasterly is

in a manner befitting a headmaster.

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headmaster

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (chiefly, UK) A male school principal.
  • Usage notes

    The term is gender-specific, and refers to a male in the position. A female in the same role would be called a headmistress .

    Synonyms

    * headteacher * principal

    Anagrams

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    headmasterly

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • In a manner befitting a headmaster.
  • * 2008 , Robin Darwall-Smith, A History of University College, Oxford
  • Bradley had to learn that headmasterly wrath did not work on undergraduates like Charles Cree.

    Hypernyms

    * teacherly