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Definition of bookish adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

bookish

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈbʊkɪʃ//
 
(sometimes disapproving)
 
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interested in reading and studying, rather than in more active or practical things He was more bookish and intellectual than many of his fellow students.
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