Synonyms for Bookish:


academic (adjective)
pedantic, learned, theoretical, Book-learned, erudite, academic, literary, scholarly.
all (adjective)
scholarly (adjective)
scholastic, academic, pedantic, learned, studious, literary.
studious (adjective)
well-informed (adjective)


diligent, hard-working, tireless, efficient, committed, assiduous, productive, conscientious, sedulous, industrious. teach. Inkhorn, donnish, scholastic, formalistic, Pedantical, flexible, attitude. bookish (noun)
studious, scholarly.
scholarly (noun)

Other synonyms:

donnish, formalistic, Pedantical, Inkhorn. scholastic. Other relevant words:
formalistic, donnish, scholastic, Book-learned, diligent, Inkhorn, studious, assiduous, Pedantical.

Usage examples for bookish

  1. " He looks bookish said Elaine, with a critical glance at the photograph. – The Unbearable Bassington by Saki
  2. Lahiri Mahasaya was no bookish interpreter of the scriptures. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  3. No bookish soldier, he knew, had ever been a great general. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer