academic (part of speech: adjective)
scholar (part of speech: noun)
- That wretched academic training of mine does nothing but harm. - "Look Back on Happiness", Knut Hamsun.
- For the interest of the case was not merely academic. - "The Mystery of 31 New Inn", R. Austin Freeman.
- This remark made the Academic Lion look like a Sphinx, as if he knew something but did not want to tell. - "The Valley of Vision", Henry Van Dyke.