Definition of bookishly in English:



  • See bookish

    • ‘Now and then, it's nice to think that they will go for something a little less formal and bookishly precise.’
    • ‘Lorenzo is a bookishly handsome, well-dressed professional with style, grace, and sex appeal.’
    • ‘I think I must have been a bit too obvious with my slackjawed staring, because soon, the bookishly handsome professor was staring straight back out at me, with a look of bemusement.’
    • ‘His parents were, their son wrote, ‘both fond of reading’; so they resolved to give bookishly inclined John a good education.’
    • ‘Giving me exposure, a whole new perspective, equipped me for life, changed my value system, made me look at life realistically, not bookishly.’