Definition of Bookishness

1. Noun. Exaggerated studiousness.

Generic synonyms: Studiousness
Derivative terms: Bookish



Definition of Bookishness

1. Noun. The property of being bookish. ¹

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Definition of Bookishness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bookishness

bookhood
bookhound
bookhounds
bookhouse
bookhouses
bookie
bookier
bookies
bookiest
booking
booking agent
booking clerk
bookings
bookish
bookishly
bookishness (current term)
bookishnesses
bookjacket
bookjackets
bookkeep
bookkeeper
bookkeepers
bookkeeping
bookkeepings
bookkeeps
bookkept
bookland
booklands
bookless
booklessness

Literary usage of Bookishness

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1. Brief Literary Criticisms by Richard Holt Hutton (1906)
"bookishness AND LITERATURE SIR JOHN LUBBOCK, in his panegyric on the pleasures of reading. to the ..."

2. Appreciations and Addresses by Archibald Philip Primrose Rosebery (1899)
"bookishness AND STATESMANSHIP IT is difficult for me to avoid a certain feeling of sadness in standing here to-night, for it is twenty-seven years since I ..."

3. Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson (1916)
"LXI OF bookishness I WENT in to see Father Payne one morning about some work. He was reading a book with knitted brows: he looked up, gave a nod, ..."

4. Southern Educational Review (1907)
"First, it is to create the reading habit, to foster bookishness. ... bookishness is not a very pretty word, but it expresses what I mean better than any ..."

5. Library Journal by Richard Rogers Bowker, Charles Ammi Cutter, American Library Association, Library Association (1877)
"A little bookishness in a committee-man may be as dangerous as a sip from the ... It is only when bookishness becomes exclusiveness and prevents sympathy, ..."

6. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1921)
"A like complaint has been lodged against the bookishness of our education by ... Stevenson asserted that the bookishness of the schools produced "a sort of ..."

7. Essays and Addresses: Religious, Literary and Social by Phillips Brooks (1894)
"Goethe," says Frederick Maurice, "was entirely a pro- testant against the bookishness of Germany in behalf of life." The whole pressure of literature, ..."

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