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1. Given to, characterized by, or resulting from the habitual reading of books; studious.
2. Relying chiefly on book learning rather than practical experience; impractical or unworldly: a scholarly but not bookish instructor.
3. Literary, formal, or erudite. Used of language.
1. fond of reading; studious
2. consisting of or forming opinions or attitudes through reading rather than direct personal experience; academic: a bookish view of life.
3. of or relating to books: a bookish career in publishing.
1. given or devoted to reading or study.
2. more acquainted with books than with real life.
3. of or pertaining to books; literary.
Fond of reading books or studying.
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|Adj.||1.||bookish - characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading; "a bookish farmer who always had a book in his pocket"; "a quiet studious child"|
scholarly - characteristic of scholars or scholarship; "scholarly pursuits"; "a scholarly treatise"; "a scholarly attitude"
adj → gelehrt (pej, hum); (= given to reading) → lesewütig; (= not worldly) → lebensfremd; language, expression → buchsprachlich; (pej) → trocken, papieren; a bookish word → ein Wort nt → der Schriftsprache; he is a very bookish person → er hat die Nase dauernd in einem Buch; (= not worldly) → er ist ein richtiger Stubengelehrter (pej); bookish style → Buchstil m; (pej) → papierener Stil