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textbookish

[ tekst-book-ish ]
/ ˈtɛkstˌbʊk ɪʃ /
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adjective

suggesting a textbook, especially in literary style or composition.

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Origin of textbookish

First recorded in 1925–30; textbook + -ish1
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