What does the word bookish mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Fond of books; pedantic; unpractical.

Usage examples for bookish

  1. It caused his house to shine in a foreign field; proved the service of scholarship by giving it a flavour of a bookish aristocracy that, though not so well worth having, and indeed in itself contemptible, is above the material and titular; one cannot quite say how. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Something picturesque,- something story bookish! – Jane Journeys On by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  3. Can't be original even in his love affairs- otherwise he would hardly select his best friend's bride- so bookish! – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay