What is the opposite of academic?

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Adjective
Opposite of relating to education and scholarship
“Some children from households with a nonacademic background are more likely to choose a nonacademic career.”
Adjective
Opposite of of, or relating to, education, schooling, or intellectual pursuits
“He admired the truthfulness of landscapes painted by an unschooled artist, who became his first teacher.”
Adjective
Opposite of of theoretical interest only
“A gap inevitably opens up between the imaginary casting of an event and the factual details of that event.”
Adjective
Opposite of possessing a highly developed intellect
“Brian was made to look like a stupid person in school by a boy named Erwin, who seemed to know everything.”
Adjective
Opposite of spending a lot of time studying or reading
Adjective
Opposite of intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive
Adjective
Opposite of academic in manner, often in an annoying or boring way
Adjective
(of a subject of study) Opposite of dealing with abstract concepts and not practical application
“Scientists and engineers usually prefer to define technology as applied science, rather than as the things that people make and use.”
Adjective
Opposite of of the nature of a presumption
Adjective
Opposite of of or denoting a style of writing or speaking characterized by more elaborate or technical grammatical structures
“The word is perceived as colloquial in nature, inappropriate for formal conversation.”
Noun
Opposite of a person engaged in scholarly pursuits in an institute of higher education
“To his critics and many of his countrymen, he was an ignoramus in world affairs, with foggy ideas about international order.”
Noun
Opposite of a specialist in a particular branch of study, especially the humanities
Noun
Opposite of a person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning
Noun
Opposite of a person engaged or learned in philosophy, especially as an academic discipline
Noun
Opposite of a person who has attained an academic doctorate
“Colman is the son of a Fleet Street cartoonist and a graduate in mathematics from Cambridge.”
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