Part of speech: adjective

Fond of books; pedantic; unpractical.

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Usage examples "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", George Meredith.
  2. Something picturesque,- something story bookish! - "Jane Journeys On", 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", Isabel Ecclestone Mackay.