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English noun: bookworm

1. bookworm (person) a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit

Synonymspedant, scholastic

Broader (hypernym)bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student

Narrower (hyponym)purist

2. bookworm (person) someone who spends a great deal of time reading

Broader (hypernym)reader

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