Literarily



[lit-uh-rer-ee] /ˈlɪt əˌrɛr i/

adjective
1.
pertaining to or of the nature of books and writings, especially those classed as :
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.
/ˈlɪtərərɪ; ˈlɪtrərɪ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, concerned with, or characteristic of literature or scholarly writing: a literary discussion, a literary style
2.
versed in or knowledgeable about literature: a 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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