a : of or relating to books
b : fond of books and reading
a : inclined to rely on book knowledge
b of words : literary and formal as opposed to colloquial and informal
c : given to literary or scholarly pursuits; also : affectedly learned
— book·ish·ly adverb
— book·ish·ness noun
Examples of BOOKISH
- Their teacher was a bookish fellow.
- <“fealty” is a bookish synonym for “loyalty”>
First Known Use of BOOKISH
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