overbookish

bookish

[book-ish]
adjective
1.
given or devoted to reading or study.
2.
more acquainted with books than with real life.
3.
of or pertaining to books; literary.
4.
stilted; pedantic.

Origin:
1560–70; book + -ish1

bookishly, adverb
bookishness, noun
nonbookish, adjective
nonbookishly, adverb
nonbookishness, noun
overbookish, adjective
overbookishly, adverb
overbookishness, noun
unbookish, adjective
unbookishly, adverb
unbookishness, noun


4. academic, scholastic.
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bookish (ˈbʊkɪʃ)
 
adj
1.  fond of reading; studious
2.  consisting of or forming opinions or attitudes through reading rather than direct personal experience; academic: a bookish view of life
3.  of or relating to books: a bookish career in publishing
 
'bookishly
 
adv
 
'bookishness
 
n

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bookish
1560s, "literary," from book + ish. In sense of "overly studious" it is recorded from 1590s.
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