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Meaning of bookish

book•ish

Pronunciation: (book'ish), [key]
— adj.
  1. given or devoted to reading or study.
  2. more acquainted with books than with real life.
  3. of or pertaining to books; literary.
  4. stilted; pedantic.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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