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1. bookish

adjective. ['ˈbʊkɪʃ'] characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading.

Synonyms

  • scholarly

Antonyms

  • careless
  • nonintellectual

Etymology

  • -ish (English)
  • -ish (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • book (English)
  • book (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Bookish

  • brackish
  • hawkish
  • kokesh
  • mawkish
  • mickish
  • mikesh
  • pinkish
  • puckish
  • rakish
  • turkish

Example sentences of the word bookish


1. Adjective
For example, a character who is smart and bookish will usually wear glasses.

2. Noun, singular or mass
But this hotel is not for the staid or bookish; it's a hotel with attitude.

Quotes containing the word bookish


1. But the not-very-highbrow truth of the matter was that the reading was how I got my ya-yas out.For the sake of my bookish reputation I upgraded to Tolstoy and Steinbeck before I understood them, but my dark secret was that really, I preferred the junk. The Dragonriders of Pern, Flowers in the Attic, The Clan of the Cave Bear. This stuff was like my stash of Playboys under the mattress.
- Julie Powell, Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living

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