Teacherly vs Teacherlike - What's the difference?

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Teacherly is a synonym of teacherlike.


As adjectives the difference between teacherly and teacherlike

is that teacherly is of or relating to teachers while teacherlike is resembling a teacher or some aspect of one, such as didactic behaviour.

teacherly

English

Adjective

(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"). }}

    teacherlike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a teacher or some aspect of one, such as didactic behaviour.
  • Synonyms

    * teacherly