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Synonyms for pupil
ˈpyu pəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. student, pupil, educatee(noun)

    a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution

    Synonyms:
    bookman, scholar, schoolchild, scholarly person, student, school-age child, educatee

  2. pupil(noun)

    the contractile aperture in the center of the iris of the eye; resembles a large black dot

    Synonyms:
    school-age child, educatee, student, schoolchild

  3. schoolchild, school-age child, pupil(noun)

    a young person attending school (up through senior high school)

    Synonyms:
    school-age child, schoolchild, student, educatee

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pupil

    The primary sense of a scholar is one who is being schooled; thence the word passes to denote one who is apt in school work, and finally one who is thoroughly schooled, master of what the schools can teach, an erudite, accomplished person: when used without qualification, the word is generally understood in this latter sense; as, he is manifestly a scholar. Pupil signifies one under the close personal supervision or instruction of a teacher or tutor. Those under instruction in schools below the academic grade are technically and officially termed pupils. The word pupil is uniformly so used in the Reports of the Commissioner of Education of the United States, but popular American usage prefers scholar in the original sense; as, teachers and scholars enjoyed a holiday. Those under instruction in Sunday-schools are uniformly designated as Sunday-school scholars. Student is applied to those in the higher grades or courses of study, as the academic, collegiate, scientific, etc. Student suggests less proficiency than scholar in the highest sense, the student being one who is learning, the scholar one who has learned. On the other hand, student suggests less of personal supervision than pupil; thus, the college student often becomes the private pupil of some instructor in special studies. For disciple, etc., compare synonyms for ADHERENT.

    Synonyms:
    disciple, learner, savant, scholar, student

    Antonyms:
    dunce, fool, idiot, idler, ignoramus, illiterate person

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pupil

    Synonyms:
    scholar, learner, student, tyro, novice, ward

    Antonyms:
    teacher, master, proficient, adept, guardian

Editors Contribution

  1. mentee

    Submitted by acronimous on January 19, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pupil(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (anat.) apple of the eye

  2. pupil(n.)

    Synonyms:
    learner, scholar, disciple, student, tyro, neophyte, CATECHUMEN, ELEVE

  3. pupil(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) ward

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pupil(n)

    Synonyms:
    scholar, learner, disciple, catechumen, neophyte, tyro, novice, probationer

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pupil":

    student, pupils, students, ward, disciple, learner

How to pronounce pupil?

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Australian
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Indian

How to say pupil in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#11316pupil
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#40169savant
#59352bookman
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#265267schoolchild

How to use pupil in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    There is no university,college,institute, academy or school, which could impart an education that can make a fool a wise until that pupil be truly nice.

  2. Horace Mann:

    A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.

  3. Nietzsche:

    One repays a teacher badly if one only remains a pupil.

  4. CLIFFORD VILLALON:

    An elementary pupil was asked by the teacher about her view of writing. The little girl said, Good writing requires a good vocabulary. A good writer requires a good conduct in many ways.

  5. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.

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