Definition of unbookish in English:


Line breaks: un|book¦ish
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈbʊkɪʃ


  • Not particularly interested in reading and studying.
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    • My grandfather always said Sandy was cleverer than he was, but he was an ‘unbookish’ sort.
    • Kooser never makes an allusion that an intelligent but unbookish reader will not immediately grasp.
    • Booklovers are thought by unbookish people to be gentle and unworldly and perhaps a few of them are so.

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