When I'm surfing on the Internet, I saw the word "고답적". What it means in English? I think it is very difficult word
"고답적" mean 세상에 초연(超然)하거나, 현실과 동떨어지게 사고하거나 행동하는 (것).
highbrow; high-toned; transcendent
It is indeed an obscure one. This is my first time seeing that word.
These are my two cents to translate it:
- of an otherworldlically unrealistic mindset;
- thinking as if one is a spiritual being who doesn't belong to the world;
- unconcerned of earthly matter;
- differentiating oneself from earthly beings.