unbookish

adjective
un·​book·​ish | \ ˌən-ˈbu̇-kish How to pronounce unbookish (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unbookish was circa 1616

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