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book·ish / ˈboŏkish/ • adj. (of a person or way of life) devoted to reading and studying rather than worldly interests: by comparison I was very bookish, intellectual, and worldy in a wrong way. ∎  (of language or writing) literary in style or allusion: long bookish scholarship. DERIVATIVES: book·ish·ly adv. book·ish·ness n.

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