Book"ish, a.


Given to reading; fond of study; better acquainted with books than with men; learned from books.

"A bookish man." Addison. "Bookish skill." Bp. Hall.


Characterized by a method of expression generally found in books; formal; labored; pedantic; as, a bookish way of talking; bookish sentences.

-- Book"ish*ly, adv. -- Book"ish*ness, n.


© Webster 1913.

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