Definition of bookish in English:


Line breaks: book|ish
Pronunciation: /ˈbʊkɪʃ




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  • Giving me exposure, a whole new perspective, equipped me for life, changed my value system, made me look at life realistically, not bookishly.
  • Lorenzo is a bookishly handsome, well-dressed professional with style, grace, and sex appeal.
  • Now and then, it's nice to think that they will go for something a little less formal and bookishly precise.


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  • My awkward bookishness could be overcome in that environment through being rather regularly and publicly recognised for achievements in creative writing, drama, public speaking and debating.
  • It came as a result of the combination of your bookishness, fertile imagination and love for typography.
  • There is no help and no escape for any of us in a story that can't escape its own bookishness.

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