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Synonyms and Antonyms of literary

  1. suggestive of the vocabulary used in books <the novel's dialogue is a little too literary in flavor to be entirely convincing> Synonyms erudite, learned, bookishRelated Words academic (also academical), donnish, inkhorn, pedantic, scholastic; belletristic (also belle-lettristic); highbrow, highbrowed, intellectual; educated, schooled; elevated, eloquent, formal, high-flown, lofty, majestic, stately, towering; bombastic, declamatory, florid, flowery, grandiloquent, highfalutin (also hifalutin), pompous, stiltedNear Antonyms chatty, conversational; familiar, informal; slangy; illiterateAntonyms colloquial, nonliterary, unbookish

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