Teacherly vs Headmasterly - What's the difference?

teacherly | headmasterly | Hypernyms |

Teacherly is a hypernym of headmasterly.

As adjectives the difference between teacherly and headmasterly

is that teacherly is of or relating to teachers while headmasterly is in a manner befitting a headmaster.




(en adjective)
  • of or relating to teachers
  • suggestive of a teacher
  • * {{quote-news, year=1988, date=November 18, author=Albert Williams, title=Don't Call Me Cleo, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=Instead of establishing rapport, Dreiske distances us with her implicit condescension; her cool, measured, teacherly tone doesn't help matters, either. }}
  • * {{quote-news, year=1997, date=April 4, author=Jack Helbig, title=The Fever, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=While others take pains to reproduce Shawn's high, nervous stutter or his intense, anxious way of speaking, Shapiro--who looks nothing like Shawn--delivers this 90-minute piece in an easygoing, teacherly style that's the very antithesis of a New Yorker's hectic ways. }}
  • * {{quote-news, year=2004, date=May 14, author=Monica Kendrick, title=Spot Check, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=Many of the lyrics were borrowed more or less intact from a 1986 grade-school textbook on Illinois history, and Greenfield delivers them in an earnest, teacherly tone enlivened by the occasional quippy aside or funny forced rhyme ("moratorium" / "Santorum"). }}




    (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.


    * teacherly