- of or connected with books
- inclined to read and study; literary; scholarly
- having mere book learning
- pedantic; stodgy
See bookish in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- Of, relating to, or resembling a book.
- Fond of books; studious.
- Relying chiefly on book learning: took a bookish rather than a pragmatic approach in solving the problem.
- Pedantic; dull. See Synonyms at pedantic.
- Literary and formal in tone. Used of words.
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