ivorytowerist

ivory tower

noun
1.
a place or situation remote from worldly or practical affairs: the university as an ivory tower.
2.
an attitude of aloofness from or disdain or disregard for worldly or practical affairs: his ivory tower of complacency.

Origin:
translation of French tour d'ivoire, phrase used by C.A. Sainte-Beuve in reference to the isolated life of the poet A. de Vigny (1837)

ivory-towered, ivory-towerish, adjective
ivory-towerism, ivorytowerishness, noun
ivory-towerist, ivory-towerite, noun
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ivory tower (ˈtaʊə)
 
n
a.  seclusion or remoteness of attitude regarding real problems, everyday life, etc
 b.  (as modifier): ivory-tower aestheticism
 
ivory-'towered
 
adj

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