book learning


knowledge acquired by reading books, as distinguished from that obtained through observation and experience.
formal education: She thought that common sense was just as important as book learning.

Origin of book learning

First recorded in 1580–90
Related formsbook-learn·ed [boo k-lur-nid, -lurnd] /ˈbʊkˌlɜr nɪd, -ˌlɜrnd/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019