antitextual

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ textual

Adjective[edit]

antitextual (comparative more antitextual, superlative most antitextual)

  1. Opposing a text or textual conventions.
    • 1988, Shari Benstock, The private self (page 140)
      Jane Harrison was perceived by angry classicists, those strict formalists of her day who worshiped the text, as antitextual. Her major works were written in the vivid, colloquial style of women's conversation, punctuated with jokes []
    • 1994, Steven Heine, Dōgen and the Kōan tradition (page 177)
      The advent of Zen to a large extent functions as an antistructural, antitextual movement []