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  • n. The property of being bookish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being bookish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. exaggerated studiousness


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From bookish +‎ -ness


  • Received a hottish email from Jacqueline Bartlett of the St. Martins Booktown Initiative informing me that her Shipbuilding and Fishing village’s claim to bookishness is anything but bogus.

    St. Martins, New Brunswick Booktown: The Real Thing

  • This "bookishness" formed a real defect of Renaissance systems of training.

    Early European History

  • "bookishness" of some of the panels of incidents from American literature, and several of them went to beautify the great house on the

    The Development of Embroidery in America

  • It is this d ” ” d bookishness which is so unreal.

    Father Payne

  • Since we chatted, I have thought so much about the reading list and how my understanding of what Joe was thinking in creating it has changed the sense of distance and isolation that I'd been feeling as a result of his bookishness.

    We're Not on the Same Page, but That's OK

  • His lifelong innate bookishness is barely noticed.

    Barbara Probst Solomon: Larry Rivers After Crossing His Delaware

  • Animal is like an English village green retooling of Vampire Weekend, simarly inspired by African pop but more breezy and lacking in the Americans' bookishness.

    This week's new singles

  • Her work—contemporary in execution but derived from classical inspirations—is just as rich yet more restrained than Charles McKim's ornamental paean to bookishness.

    Fully Booked

  • The start of the company's 20th anniversary year sees a return to Shakespeare with a play in which a young king's dream of a life of celibacy and bookishness in the woods is derailed by the arrival of the mischievous Princess of France and her ladies.

    This week's new theatre and dance

  • But aside from her bookishness, good grades and the odd fact that she requires Miles make love to her in the "funny hole" rather than her "mommy hole" as a form of birth control, she does little to demonstrate this remarkable intelligence and instead borders on stereotype & ndash; the wise Latina.

    Paul Auster Paints a Dreary Picture In 'Sunset Park'


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