Synonyms and Antonyms of bookish
suggestive of the vocabulary used in books <“fealty” is a bookish synonym for “loyalty”> Synonyms erudite, learned, literary Related Words academic (also academical), donnish, inkhorn, pedantic, scholastic; belletristic (also belle-lettristic); highbrow, highbrowed, intellectual; educated, schooled; elevated, eloquent, formal, high-flown, lofty, majestic, stately, towering; bombastic, declamatory, florid, flowery, grandiloquent, highfalutin (also hifalutin), pompous, stilted Near Antonyms chatty, conversational; familiar, informal; slangy; illiterate Antonyms colloquial, nonliterary, unbookish
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