What does bookish mean?

Definitions for bookish
ˈbʊk ɪʃbook·ish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bookish, studiousadjective

    characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading

    "a bookish farmer who always had a book in his pocket"; "a quiet studious child"

Wiktionary

  1. bookishadjective

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

  2. bookishadjective

    Characterized by a method of expression generally found in books.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bookishadjective

    Given to books; acquainted only with books. It is generally used contemptuously.

    Etymology: from book.

    I’ll make him yield the crown,
    Whose bookish rule hath pull’d fair England down. William Shakespeare, Henry VI. p. ii.

    I’m not bookish, yet I can read waiting gentlewomen in the ’scape. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.

    Xantippe follows the example of her namesake; being married to a bookish man, who has no knowledge of the world. Spectator, №. 482.

Wikipedia

  1. Bookish

    Bookish.com is a content discovery and ecommerce website, which launched in February 2013, devoted to books. The site allows users to browse an extensive database of books and authors, add books to user-created digital "shelves", get custom book recommendations, read editorial content and purchase physical books, ebooks, and audiobooks.

ChatGPT

  1. bookish

    Bookish generally refers to someone who enjoys reading, is knowledgeable or studious, often implying that they spend a significant amount of their time with books. It can also indicate something that is characteristic of books or literature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bookishadjective

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

  2. Bookishadjective

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bookish in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bookish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of bookish in a Sentence

  1. Max Henn:

    More bookish, perhaps, certainly more cultivated, more educated and more interested in the world in which they live. Courteous. Pleasant. Decent.

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Translations for bookish

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  • книжовен, книженBulgarian
  • σχολαστικόςGreek
  • formalista, literario, mateo, matado, libresco, estudioso, pedante, empollónSpanish
  • paperinmakuinen, kirjallinen, paperinenFinnish
  • bouquineur, formaliste, littéraire, rat de bibliothèque, scolaire, pédant, cuistreFrench
  • litterair, formalistisch, schools, pedant, boekenworm, eigengereidDutch
  • dużo czytający, książkowyPolish
  • livrescRomanian
  • книжныйRussian
  • ביכערדיקYiddish
  • 书卷气Chinese

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