unbookish

adjective un·book·ish \ ˌən-ˈbu̇-kish \

Definition of unbookish

: not having or showing literary or intellectual interests : not bookish
  • an unbookish young man
  • unbookish pursuits
; also : unlearned
  • And his unbookish jealousy must construe poor Cassio's smiles, gestures, and light behavior quite in the wrong.
  • —William Shakespeare

First Known Use of unbookish

circa 1616


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up unbookish? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!