as an adjective -- insufferably obtuse
as a noun -- an un-entertaining charlatan
adj.: that essay was so downright academic i didn't even bother taking my benzos before bed.

noun: this academic keeps going on and on about the most insanely boring shit practically nobody has ever heard of.
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Academitis is a condition that afflicts middle to upper class people educated to PhD level. Symptoms include: a distorted perception of self that is manifested as either arrogance or low self-esteem; fear of failure; blind ambition; self-imposed anxiety and depression with bouts of mania; mid- to high-level substance abuse. Sufferers of Academitis avoid discussing their emotions by intellectualizing them, frequently referring to books and articles written on the subject. The condition is likely to be accompanied by obsessive-compulsive behavior and thought processes.
I am not sure if I developed Academitis because of my PhD or if I am doing a PhD because I suffer from Academitis.
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The dumbing-down of standards at branch/regional campuses so that their lower-class students can pass and ultimately graduate.
Man, this test was hard! Where's my "academic welfare"?

The "academic welfare" situation at Miami Hamilton is necessary for their mouth-breathers.

Without that "academic welfare" at MUH, his lazy butt would have failed out long ago!
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This is what people refer to when using the acronym FAP (or fap). Used in place of its acronym when attempting to confuse others in the conversation, even if the intent is obvious.
BRB, I need to go to the bathroom for academic purposes.
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The process of learning or memorizing by rote, subsequently followed by the regurgitation of that knowledge onto an exam answer sheet. Just as with the serious eating disorder, this form of bulemia results in no real retention of substance.

This term is frequently applied to describe a common practice of young medical students.
I can't remember anything that I learned last night. It's like I grabbed the answer sheet, puked out all the answers and forgot everything immediately. I'd say that's academic bulemia.
by Thomas Suszynski February 22, 2008
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Academic Wank describes a writing method employed by students of any subject, (but especially psychology,) who may not necessarily have all the facts at their fingertips, but need to pad-out an essay with some generalised waffle in order to meet the minimum word-count requirement for the coursework set. Often used most in the early hours of the morning before a deadline, academic wank must be employed alongside content with actual intellectual merit in order to not result in a fail. Requires less research than an essay that will get you a first class degree.
"The research methods essay? yeah, I didn't use enough references really, but I typed out some academic wank and handed it in anyway."
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A person who works the education system to his/her advantage in order to attain the highest achievement, usually while minimizing effort. Does not require cheating, only a keen understanding of how to succeed in academics, such as exploiting teacher biases by studying the way a teacher grades and thinks in order to tailor one's answer to his/her preferences and not necessarily to what the perceived objectively correct answer actually is.
David seems to never do any work but gets straight A's -- he's such an academic hustler.

Rebecca did all the reading, then read the paper prompt, wrote the paper and received a B+; Eva read the prompt, looked in the index of the book for keywords and read the relevant passages, wrote the paper and got an A, the latter is obviously an academic hustler.

John takes the maximum number of courses a quarter, takes the hardest classes, has a 2.7 GPA and is still unemployed; his friend, an academic hustler, took it easy but has a 3.9 and currently a six figure salary.
by TheBold April 26, 2010
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