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book·ish

 (bo͝ok′ĭsh)
adj.
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.

book′ish·ly adv.
book′ish·ness n.

bookish

(ˈbʊkɪʃ)
adj
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.
ˈbookishly adv
ˈbookishness n

book•ish

(ˈbʊk ɪʃ)

adj.
1. given or devoted to reading or study.
2. more acquainted with books than with real life.
3. of or pertaining to books; literary.
[1560–70]
book′ish•ly, adv.
book′ish•ness, n.

bookish

Fond of reading books or studying.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"

bookish

adjective studious, learned, academic, intellectual, literary, scholarly, erudite, pedantic, well-read, donnish, swotty (Brit. informal) a bookish socialist

bookish

adjective
1. Devoted to study or reading:
2. Characterized by a narrow concern for book learning and formal rules, without knowledge or experience of practical matters:
Translations

bookish

[ˈbʊkɪʃ] ADJ [learning] → basado en libros, libresco (frm); [person] → estudioso
her dowdy, bookish imagesu imagen aburrida, de ratón de biblioteca

bookish

[ˈbʊkɪʃ] adj
(= studious) → studieux/euse
(= book-loving) → qui aime lirebookkeeper [ˈbʊkkiːpər] ncomptable mf

bookish

adjgelehrt (pej, hum); (= given to reading)lesewütig; (= not worldly)lebensfremd; language, expressionbuchsprachlich; (pej)trocken, papieren; a bookish wordein Wort ntder Schriftsprache; he is a very bookish personer hat die Nase dauernd in einem Buch; (= not worldly)er ist ein richtiger Stubengelehrter (pej); bookish styleBuchstil m; (pej)papierener Stil

bookish

[ˈbʊkɪʃ] adj (person) → (troppo) studioso/a; (phrase) → libresco/a
References in classic literature ?
I knew I was speaking stiffly, artificially, even bookishly, in fact, I could not speak except "like a book.
He's as self-assured and musical-theatre flamboyant as a sixth member of the rebooted Queer Eye ; a brown and more bookishly groomed Gen-Z Jonathan Van Ness with an arsenal of catty comebacks, eye rolls and Les Miz references.
He can speak only "stiffly, artificially, even bookishly, in fact, [he] could not speak except 'like a book.