Teacher vs Teacherly - What's the difference?

teacher | teacherly |

As a noun teacher

is a person who teaches, especially one employed in a school.

As an adjective teacherly is

of or relating to teachers.




(en noun)
  • A person who teaches, especially one employed in a school.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author= Mark Tran
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=1, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Denied an education by war , passage=One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools
  • The index finger; the forefinger.
  • (Mormonism) The second highest office in the , held by priesthood holders of at least the age of 14.
  • Synonyms

    * (index finger) arrow-finger, demonstrator, forefinger, index, index finger, insignitor, lickpot, pointling, showing finger




    (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"). }}