Meaning of textbookish in English:

textbookish

adjective

See textbook

‘For example, the quality of the book is somewhat uneven: the last chapters are much better than the first ones, which are rather ‘textbookish’ with considerable use of secondary sources.’
  • ‘It is a bit textbookish and the 19th century writing style is a bit difficult but it is interesting reading.’
  • ‘It's textbookish and likely that's the only way most young readers will read it - if they are assigned it.’
  • ‘Although the illustrations are very textbookish, they are accurate and appealing.’
  • ‘Books on plant propagation sometimes have a dry, textbookish feel to them; not so with this latest book by award-winning garden writer and photographer Ken Druse.’