Knowledge gained from books or study rather than personal experience: he is short on book learning but long on integrity and know-how
More example sentences
- These indelible experiences can give life and spirit to your own actions and convert the knowledge you have accumulated through book learning into more meaningful experiences.
- Homage to yesterday's authorities went the way of the ancien regime, and hands-on experience replaced book learning.
- From what I have read (and it is more book learning than from experience) there is nothing wrong with just banishing
Definition of book learning in:
- The US English dictionary