what is difference between bookish and studious
book + -ish
- (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈbʊk.ɪʃ/
bookish (comparative more bookish, superlative most bookish)
- Fond of reading or studying, especially said of someone lacking social skills as a result.
- Characterized by a method of expression generally found in books.
- (characterized by expression found in books): formal, labored, literary, pedantic
Latin studiōsus. First recorded in English circa 1350.
- IPA(key): /ˈstuːdi.əs/, /ˈstjuːdi.əs/
- Rhymes: -uːdiəs
studious (comparative more studious, superlative most studious)
- Given to thought, or to the examination of subjects by contemplation; contemplative.
- Dedicated to study; devoted to the acquisition of knowledge from books
- (usually followed by an infinitive or by “of”) Earnest in endeavors; attentive; diligent
- Planned with study; deliberate; studied.
- Favorable to study; suitable for thought and contemplation
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