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1. pupil

noun. ['ˈpjuːpəl'] a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution.

Synonyms

  • nonreader
  • college boy
  • college man
  • Ivy Leaguer
  • overachiever
  • passer
  • law student
  • student
  • major
  • medico
  • nonachiever
  • seminarian
  • skipper
  • enrollee
  • seminarist
  • scholar
  • Etonian
  • educatee
  • auditor
  • collegian
  • underperformer
  • withdrawer
  • crammer
  • art student
  • medical student
  • underachiever
  • catechumen
  • sixth-former
  • neophyte
  • teacher-student relation

Antonyms

  • aged
  • oldness
  • immaturity

Etymology

  • pupille (Anglo-Norman)
  • pupillus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Pupil

  • quadruple
  • scruple
  • n-tuple
  • ruple
  • knueppel
  • goupil

How do you pronounce pupil?

Pronounce pupil as ˈpjupəl.

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Sentences with pupil


1. Noun, singular or mass
Press a glass marble into the center of the eye to form the eye pupil.

2. Adjective
The most obvious symptom is a difference in pupil size between the two eyes.

Quotes about pupil


1. Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild.
- Dante Alighieri

2. The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.
- Alfred Adler

3. To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul.
- Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

2. pupil

noun. ['ˈpjuːpəl'] the contractile aperture in the center of the iris of the eye; resembles a large black dot.

Synonyms

  • aperture

Antonyms

  • minor
  • minority

Etymology

  • pupille (Anglo-Norman)
  • pupillus (Latin)

3. pupil

noun. ['ˈpjuːpəl'] a young person attending school (up through senior high school).

Synonyms

  • schoolboy
  • young person
  • day boarder
  • schoolchild
  • school-age child
  • younker
  • latchkey child
  • boarder
  • youth

Antonyms

  • idle
  • trade edition
  • adult
  • girl

Etymology

  • pupille (Anglo-Norman)
  • pupillus (Latin)
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