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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 book·ish /ˈbʊkɪʃ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Book·ish, a.
 1. Given to reading; fond of study; better acquainted with books than with men; learned from books.  “A bookish man.” --Addison. Bookish skill.” --Bp. Hall.
 2. Characterized by a method of expression generally found in books; formal; labored; pedantic; as, a bookish way of talking; bookish sentences.
 -- Book*ish*ly, adv. -- Book*ish*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading; "a
            bookish farmer who always had a book in his pocket"; "a
            quiet studious child" [syn: studious]