Given to reading; fond of study; better acquainted with books than with men; learned from books.
- Of, relating to, or resembling a book.
- Fond of books; studious.
- Relying chiefly on book learning: took a bookish rather than a pragmatic approach in solving the problem.
- Pedantic; dull. See Synonyms at pedantic.
- Literary and formal in tone. Used of words.