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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. given or devoted to reading or study.
2. more acquainted with books than with real life.
3. of or pertaining to books; literary.
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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"
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adjective studious, learned, academic, intellectual, literary, scholarly, erudite, pedantic, well-read, donnish, swotty (Brit. informal) a bookish socialist
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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bookish[ˈbʊkɪʃ] ADJ [learning] → basado en libros, libresco (frm); [person] → estudioso
her dowdy, bookish image → su imagen aburrida, de ratón de biblioteca
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(= studious) → studieux/euse
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
bookish[ˈbʊkɪʃ] adj (person) → (troppo) studioso/a; (phrase) → libresco/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995