adjective Date: 1914 of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a textbook <
the style is heavy and textbookishNation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • textbookish — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a textbook has tied all the strands of his plot together in a slightly textbookish fashion American Scholar except for a few all too brief interludes, the style is heavy …   Useful english dictionary

  • textbookish — /tekst book ish/, adj. suggesting a textbook, esp. in literary style or composition. [1925 30; TEXTBOOK + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

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  • textbook — noun a book used as a standard work for the study of a subject. adjective conforming to an established standard. Derivatives textbookish adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • textbook — n. & adj. n. a book for use in studying, esp. a standard account of a subject. attrib.adj. 1 exemplary, accurate (cf. COPYBOOK). 2 instructively typical. Derivatives: textbookish adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • text|book|ish — «TEHKST BUK ihsh», adjective. of the nature of a textbook: »He has put nearly everything into double columns, which I find textbookish and uninviting (New Yorker) …   Useful english dictionary

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