book learning

knowledge acquired by reading books, as distinguished from that obtained through observation and experience.
formal education: She thought that common sense was just as important as book learning.


book-learned [book-lur-nid, -lurnd] , adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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