non-literary









non-literary


adjective

  1. pertaining to or of the nature of books and writings, especially those classed as literature: literary history.
  2. pertaining to authorship: literary style.
  3. versed in or acquainted with literature; well-read.
  4. engaged in or having the profession of literature or writing: a literary man.
  5. characterized by an excessive or affected display of learning; stilted; pedantic.
  6. preferring books to actual experience; bookish.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, concerned with, or characteristic of literature or scholarly writinga literary discussion; a literary style
  2. versed in or knowledgeable about literaturea literary man
  3. (of a word) formal; not colloquial

adj.1640s, “pertaining to alphabet letters,” from French littéraire, from Latin literarius/litterarius “belonging to letters or learning,” from littera/litera “letter” (see letter (n.1)). Meaning “pertaining to literature” is attested from 1737.

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