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Bookish synonyms
bo͝ok'ĭsh
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Of or relating to scholars or scholarship
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  1. Of or relating to scholars or scholarship
  2. Having or showing a strong interest in scholarship or learning.
  3. Devoted to learning; studious
Of or relating to studies that rely on reading and involve abstract thought rather than being primarily practical or technical.
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  1. Of or relating to studies that rely on reading and involve abstract thought rather than being primarily practical or technical.
  2. Having to do with general or liberal rather than technical or vocational education
  3. Of or relating to institutionalized education and scholarship, especially at a college or university.
Having or showing a wide knowledge gained from reading; learned; scholarly
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  1. Having or showing a wide knowledge gained from reading; learned; scholarly
  2. Having or showing great knowledge or learning.
(Often disparagingly) Versed in books; having knowledge derived from books.
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  1. (Often disparagingly) Versed in books; having knowledge derived from books.
Having or showing much knowledge, accuracy, and critical ability
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  1. Having or showing much knowledge, accuracy, and critical ability
  2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of scholarship:
  3. Of or characteristic of a scholar; learned
Of, given to, or engaged in study
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  1. Of, given to, or engaged in study
  2. (Old Poet.) Conducive to study
  3. Relating to, suggestive of, or conducive to study:
Having little practical use or value, as by being overly detailed, unengaging, or theoretical:
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  1. Having little practical use or value, as by being overly detailed, unengaging, or theoretical:
  2. Having to do with general or liberal rather than technical or vocational education
  3. Of or relating to studies that rely on reading and involve abstract thought rather than being primarily practical or technical.
Of or like a university don; specif., intellectual, bookish, pedantic, etc.
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  1. Of or like a university don; specif., intellectual, bookish, pedantic, etc.
  2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a university don.
  3. (Of a person) Bookish, theoretical and pedantic, as opposed to practical.
Pedantic; bookish
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  1. Pedantic; bookish
  2. Affectedly or ostentatiously learned; pedantic:
Of, having the nature of, or dealing with literature
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  1. Of, having the nature of, or dealing with literature
  2. Appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing.
  3. Of, relating to, or dealing with literature:
Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for academic knowledge and formal rules:
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  1. Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for academic knowledge and formal rules:
  2. Being showy of one's knowledge, often in a boring manner.
  3. Being finicky or fastidious, especially with language.
Pedantic, dogmatic, formal, etc.
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  1. Pedantic, dogmatic, formal, etc.
  2. Of schools, colleges, universities, students, teachers, and studies; educational; academic
  3. Of, relating to, or characteristic of Scholasticism.
Find another word for bookish. In this page you can discover 20 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for bookish, like: scholarly, academic, erudite, book-learned, learned, pedantic, scholarly, studious, academic, donnish and formalistic.