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Meaning of BOOKISH

Pronunciation:  'bûkish

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading; "a bookish farmer who always had a book in his pocket"; "a quiet studious child"

BOOKISH is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: scholarly, studious



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Book"ish\, a.
1. Given to reading; fond of study; better acquainted with
   books than with men; learned from books. ``A bookish
   man.'' --Addison. ``Bookish skill.'' --Bp. Hall.

2. Characterized by a method of expression generally found in
   books; formal; labored; pedantic; as, a bookish way of
   talking; bookish sentences. -- {Book"ish*ly}, adv. --
   {Book"ish*ness}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
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