Definition of Literati

1. Noun. The literary intelligentsia.

Generic synonyms: Clerisy, Intelligentsia



Definition of Literati

1. n. pl. Learned or literary men. See Literatus.

Definition of Literati

1. Noun. Well-educated, literary people; intellectuals who are interested in literature ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Literati

1. literatus [n] - See also: literatus

Lexicographical Neighbors of Literati

literary review
literary study
literary technique
literary theory
literary work
literate
literate person
literately
literateness
literatenesses
literates
literateur
literateurs
literateuse
literateuses
literati (current term)
literatim
literation
literations
literato
literator
literators
literatuer
literatuers
literature
literatures
literatus
literbike
literbikes
literose

Literary usage of Literati

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Men of Letters: Their Nature and Nurture by Edwin Leavitt Clarke (1916)
"Absolute and Relative Numbers of American literati of White Race, ... American literati Classified by Sex and by Rank, by Period of Birth 42 IV. ..."

2. China by Harold Edward Gorst (1899)
"CHAPTER XII THE INFLUENCE OF THE literati Unemployed literati the Pests of Society—The Chief Obstacle to Reform—Prince Kung's Proposal to establish a ..."

3. The Real Chinese Question by Chester Holcombe (1900)
"represent, must be laid upon the shoulders of the literati. ... But the bitter hostility of the literati and official class encouraged the ambition of the ..."

4. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Ralph Francis Kerr, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus (1894)
"Thus, by their very frivolity and utter want of principle, the literati were able ... But however complaisant the literati might be in matters of this kind, ..."

5. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell (1901)
"... literati—Prize Fighting—French and English Soldiers—Duelling—Change of Manners—Landed and trading Interests—Loral's ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... retaining even the choruses; and the plays of Gamier and Mont- christien, highly esteemed by the literati of Europe, were similarly misdirected efforts. ..."

7. Lun-hêng by Chʻung Wang, Alfred Forke (1907)
"In the books of the literati we find the statement that the virtue of Yao and Slum was so great and wonderful, that perfect peace reigned on earth, ..."

8. The Discovery of America by the Northmen, in the Tenth Century, with Notices by North Ludlow Beamish (1841)
"It was, therefore, fortunate for history that from the 17th century the attention of the literati, both in Sweden and Denmark, was turned to the importance ..."

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