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bookish


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bookish  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bookish 
  adj  :  characterized  by  diligent  study  and  fondness  for  reading;  "a 
  bookish  farmer  who  always  had  a  book  in  his  pocket";  "a 
  quiet  studious  child"  [syn:  {studious}] 




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