literary

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From French littéraire.

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literary (comparative more literary, superlative most literary)

  1. Relating to literature.
    literary fame; a literary history; literary conversation
    • Johnson
      He has long outlived his century, the term commonly fixed as the test of literary merit.
  2. Relating to writers, or the profession of literature.
    a literary man
    • Mason
      in the literary as well as fashionable world
  3. Knowledgeable of literature or writing.
  4. Appropriate to literature rather than everyday writing.
  5. Bookish.

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