Definition of bookish adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbʊkɪʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʊkɪʃ//
(often 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. Quiet and bookish, he was sometimes teased by the other boys.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bookish