book-learned

adjective
\-lə̄n-;-lə̄nd\

Definition of book-learned 

1a : marked by book learning

b : bookish

2 : learned through books rather than from practical experience or application

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First Known Use of book-learned

1553, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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