Synonyms for bookishness

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It was a sad example of beauty sacrificed on the altar of bookishness.

But for a' that, and a' that—great is bookishness and the charm of books.

A fair student, he is yet far from bookishness, and he makes friends easily.

Then I tackled Beowulf, and found it to be what I guessed—no rugged national epic at all, but a blown-out bag of bookishness.

There was a bookishness, a certain formality in this woman's language, which was very remarkable.

The latter were books of which the principal characteristic was not their bookishness but their decorativeness.

But his well-knit body and clear eyes showed no marks of bookishness, and Italy had made him a swordsman.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "literary," from book (n.) + -ish. In sense of "overly studious" it is recorded from 1590s. Related: Bookishly; bookishness.

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