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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbookishbook‧ish /ˈbʊkɪʃ/ adjective  STUDYREADsomeone who is bookish is more interested in reading and studying than in sports or other activities a shy bookish man
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bookishAnthony Hopkins plays a bookish billionaire with a head full of unused facts.Fanshawe was not a bookish child, however.It should surely be essential for every school, library and bookish home in the country.This is a further indication of the influence of bookish language on the spoken style.bookish languageNor is he an old-fashioned, bookish poet with antiquarian tendencies like Tennyson.Arthur Frommer is a bookish sort of guy.Bill was the studious, bookish type.All the witches who'd lived in her cottage were bookish types.
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