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  • as inpedantry
  • as inerudition

synonyms for bookishness

  • dogmatism
  • exactness
  • meticulousness
  • precision
  • pretension
  • pedagogery
  • refinement
  • cultivation
  • knowledge
  • savvy
  • science
  • culture
  • learning
  • lore
  • pedantry
  • literacy
  • enlightenment
  • scholarship
  • letters
  • studiousness
  • learnedness
  • brains
  • intellectuality
  • scholarliness
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antonyms for bookishness

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  • imprecision
  • inaccuracy
  • inexactness
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How to use bookishness in a sentence

But his well-knit body and clear eyes showed no marks of bookishness, and Italy had made him a swordsman.
THE PATH OF THE KINGJOHN BUCHAN
All the unreality and mere bookishness of M. Comte's knowledge of physical science comes out in the passage I have italicised.
LAY SERMONS, ADDRESSES AND REVIEWSTHOMAS HENRY HUXLEY
It was a sad example of beauty sacrificed on the altar of bookishness.
THE SILVER POPPYARTHUR STRINGER
But that did not trouble me: I knew, I felt that I should be understood and that this very bookishness might be an assistance.
WHITE NIGHTS AND OTHER STORIESFYODOR DOSTOEVSKY
Perhaps it was the stimulus of mountain air, a bracing climate, that got him out of his habitual bookishness.
THE GILDED MANCLIFFORD SMYTH
There was a bookishness, a certain formality in this woman's language, which was very remarkable.
JOURNALS OF DOROTHY WORDSWORTH, VOL. I (OF 2)DOROTHY WORDSWORTH
The latter were books of which the principal characteristic was not their bookishness but their decorativeness.
PALAEOGRAPHYBERNARD QUARITCH
Rousseau himself does not surpass Diderot or D'Alembert in contempt for mere bookishness.
DIDEROT AND THE ENCYCLOPAEDISTS (VOL 1 OF 2)JOHN MORLEY
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.
BROTHER COPASSIR ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH
But for a' that, and a' that—great is bookishness and the charm of books.
IN THE NAME OF THE BODLEIAN AND OTHER ESSAYSAUGUSTINE BIRRELL
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WORDS RELATED TO BOOKISHNESS

  • bookishness
  • brains
  • cultivation
  • culture
  • enlightenment
  • intellectuality
  • knowledge
  • learnedness
  • learning
  • letters
  • literacy
  • lore
  • pedantry
  • refinement
  • savvy
  • scholarliness
  • scholarship
  • science
  • studiousness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.