Definition of Nonliterary

1. Adjective. Marked by lack of affectation or pedantry. "Her talk was very unliterary"

Exact synonyms: Unliterary
Similar to: Informal



Definition of Nonliterary

1. Adjective. not literary ¹

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Definition of Nonliterary

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nonliterary

nonlinked
nonlinking
nonlipid
nonlipid histiocytosis
nonlipid reticuloendotheliosis
nonlipids
nonliquid
nonliquidated
nonliquids
nonlisted
nonlistener
nonlisteners
nonlistening
nonliteral
nonliterally
nonliterary (current term)
nonliterate
nonliterates
nonliterature
nonlithium
nonlithospheric
nonlitigable
nonlitigant
nonlitigants
nonlitigating
nonlitigation
nonlitigious
nonlittered
nonlittering
nonliturgical

Literary usage of Nonliterary

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1. The American Year Book by Simon Newton Dexter North, Francis Graham Wickware, Albert Bushnell Hart (1911)
"... and letters, which add to our knowledge of the nonliterary Greek language in the imperial period and of social and governmental matters in Egypt. ..."

2. A History of American Literature by Percy Holmes Boynton (1919)
"The nonliterary articles on affairs of the day were prepared on assignment by expert writers such as Ida Tarbell, Ray Stannard Baker, and Lincoln Steffens, ..."

3. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"And in these centuries it comes mostly from nonliterary works, including less formal sources such as letters and journals. This suggests that conjunctive ..."

4. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1900)
"This was a far less sensible contention, for thoughts may be as accurately expressed in an impure or nonliterary dialect as in a classical one, ..."

5. Great American Universities by Edwin Emery Slosson (1910)
"From the physical side I find a similar indication of good will toward all men, though less adequately expressed, as befits a nonliterary department: — "In ..."

6. Proceedings of the second Pan American scientific congress: Washington, U. S by Glen Levin Swiggett (1917)
"... interest in things literary, but I should like to speak for a moment of the literary interests of students who are specializing in nonliterary subjects. ..."

7. The Reading Process by William Anton Smith (1922)
"These characteristics—the encyclopedic, nonliterary, and fragmentary character of the selections—have been severely condemned. With all their defects, ..."

8. Lord Curzon in India: Being a Selection from His Speeches as Viceroy by George Nathaniel Curzon Curzon, Thomas Raleigh (1906)
"... to a commercial or nonliterary career. Progress in this direction has, on the whole, been slow, and has varied in different portions of the country. ..."

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