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  • adj. Not associated with literature; especially, not associated with artistic literature

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  • adj. marked by lack of affectation or pedantry


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un- +‎ literary


  • Maybe when the scales are more evenly weighted (and I don't think that will be happening anytime soon) I could find my way to at least trying to understand Ms. Almagor's "unliterary" -- and seemingly reluctant championing of those books that her students love to read.

    Debating Black Books

  • The last line is especially telling: "Go ahead and call me a hopelessly unliterary child person: if this is what my children choose to read, I have to entertain the possibility that this is what they need to be reading."

    Debating Black Books

  • His advice is ruthless, crass, unliterary, and amoral, but very little of it is incorrect, and I wouldn't mind having him on my side, even if I'd really hate to actually have lunch with the guy.

    Anis Shivani: Adam Langer, Author of "The Thieves of Manhattan": Exclusive Huffington Post Interview

  • The importance of comradeship under fire is common to most war memoirs but never more powerfully related than in Sledge's down-to-earth, almost consciously unliterary memoir.

    World War II Memoirs

  • -- Stupid unliterary woman who never understood Stuart Little as a child ...

    Listen to Grandma

  • Roger Sutton said ... because stupid unliterary women decide the Caldecott?

    Listen to Grandma

  • The day after the awards were announced, Bechtel was “still grinding my teeth in rage,” she wrote to Katharine White, complaining about “these stupid unliterary women in charge.”

    Listen to Grandma

  • The rest was adventure and perhaps more of the book derives from the unliterary excitement of imagining such a life than from a studious juxtaposition of incidents to a theme.

    Gladiator « Isegoria

  • But I'm not so thrilled about the ignorant, ahistorical, unliterary, and arguably un-spiritual way in which they seem to be doing it.

    Ferule & Fescue

  • She considered herself “a simple, unliterary person,” “who had never experienced the artistic struggles of other poets,” yet who fought to be strong and committed to personal growth, as she wrote in a letter to Jacob Picard (1883 – 1967).

    Gertrud Kolmar.


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