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collegial


She was drawn to teaching in large part because she enjoyed the collaborative, collegial environment.
  having authority vested equally among colleagues (typically implying harmonious decision-making)

or more rarely:  resembling or typical of a college or college students
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Strongly Associated with:   colleague
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  • She was drawn to teaching in large part because she enjoyed the collaborative, collegial environment.
  • Our committee members are professional and collegial despite differing party affiliations.
  • People don’t want bosses who are ... just telling them what to do and not creating a strong collegial relationship with give and take.
    John Challenger
  • I remember all this now because it seems to me the truer feeling of the time was somehow that uncomfortable one, rather than the collegial atmosphere of the convention or of my golfing trips, and it makes me now consider my many good years here in Bed-ley Run in a slightly different light.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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  • "I know," said Martin amicably, with a collegial glance at me, as if to say: hey, these Russians—nuts, am I right?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • They are acutely conscious of themselves and everything they pass, busily affecting gaits and postures and instant smiles that suit this collegial moment.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • He and Jim and Jaime had tried hard to establish collegial relations with the Peruvian medical establishment, and now, because of traffic, he’d kept a group of proud doctors waiting over an hour for him.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Hands clasped in front of him, suavely collegial, Nathaniel tells Snyder that his mentor, Mr. Harry Barnoff, put in forty-six years with the Cleveland Orchestra.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • He and Hemlatha were civil, collegial, and even friendly outside the operating theater.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • It was fascinating that despite the collegial atmosphere they had shared for so many years at the Section, hardly any of them socialized with each other in their free time.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

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  • "Collegial?" said Alex.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • I’ve brought a few delicacies from the sea for your collegial gathering before the evening meal which I have personally attended to at the side of the chef who has been known to be prone to errors without expert guidance which I was all too happy to provide.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • I WANT TO do that very thing now, of course, slow at each door and awning and window case and flip down the passenger-side window of my old and lumbering gray Mercedes coupe and perhaps not so softly call out my general gratitude for the collegial thoughts and kindnesses, but it’s the selling hour, after all, and what would I be doing but disturbing the bustling morning of the town’s activity by showing myself in an odd one-man parade that evokes no one’s great nostalgia or longing.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
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Associated words [difficulty]:   collegial [8] , colleague [1]
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