44 of the Best Synonyms and Antonyms for ‘Literary’


By Dr Oliver Tearle

The word ‘literary’ can have several meanings. Obviously it’s most familiar as the adjectival form of literature: i.e., it means ‘of or relating to literature’. But it can also be used to refer to somebody’s style (a literary style of writing), or to describe somebody’s personality (he’s a literary man).

Because it can be used in a number of different contexts, the word literary is sometimes best avoided in favour of some useful synonyms. So let’s take a closer look at some of the best and commonest words which mean the same as ‘literary’ in the various contexts in which that word is used. Continue reading “44 of the Best Synonyms and Antonyms for ‘Literary’”