ivory tower definition

  • noun:
    • A place or mindset of retreat, specially preoccupation with lofty, remote, or intellectual factors as opposed to useful everyday life.
    • A sheltered, overly-academic presence or perspective, implying a disconnection or decreased knowing of reality or practical considerations.
    • a situation of mind which discussed as if it were a place
  • adjective:
    • Seperated from reality and useful matters; very educational.

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