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    bookworm

    Tom is a bookworm.

    1. Is bookworm a disapproving word to describe one who's spending all the time in reading?

    2. If yes, what should I describe someone who does reading a lot because he studies hard for knowledge?


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    Re: bookworm

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Tom is a bookworm.

    1. Is bookworm a disapproving word to describe one who's spending all the time in reading?

    2. If yes, what should I describe someone who does reading a lot because he studies hard for knowledge?


    ju
    It's not necessarily disapproving, but it can be used in a derogatory way, just like anything else. It depends on context and tone of voice. Otherwise, it's okay.

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    Re: bookworm

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Tom is a bookworm.

    1. Is bookworm a disapproving word to describe one who's spending all the time in reading?

    2. If yes, what should I describe someone who does reading a lot because he studies hard for knowledge?


    ju
    The person in #2 could be described as studious.

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