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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. of or relating to or characteristic of literature;
- Example: "literary criticism"

2. knowledgeable about literature;
- Example: "a literary style"

3. appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing;
- Example: "when trying to impress someone she spoke in an affected literary style"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Literary \Lit"er*a*ry\ (l[i^]t"[~e]r*[asl]*r[y^]), a. [L. litterarius, literarius, fr. littera, litera, a letter: cf. F. litt['e]raire. See Letter.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to letters or literature; pertaining to learning or learned men; as, literary fame; a literary history; literary conversation. [1913 Webster] He has long outlived his century, the term commonly fixed as the test of literary merit. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. Versed in, or acquainted with, literature; occupied with literature as a profession; connected with literature or with men of letters; as, a literary man. [1913 Webster] In the literary as well as fashionable world. --Mason. [1913 Webster] Literary property. (a) Property which consists in written or printed compositions. (b) The exclusive right of publication as recognized and limited by law. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

literary adj 1: of or relating to or characteristic of literature; "literary criticism" 2: knowledgeable about literature; "a literary style" 3: appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing; "when trying to impress someone she spoke in an affected literary style"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

29 Moby Thesaurus words for "literary": academic, belletristic, bibliophagic, bluestocking, book-fed, book-learned, book-loving, book-minded, book-read, book-wise, bookish, booky, classical, cultivated, cultured, donnish, educated, erudite, formal, inkhorn, learned, lettered, literate, pedantic, refined, scholarly, scholastic, well-read, written