non·​lit·​er·​ary ˌnän-ˈli-tə-ˌrer-ē How to pronounce nonliterary (audio)
: not literary
In the work of novelists who have tasted other occupations, one generally finds an inverse correlation over the years between degree of literary success and degree of contact with nonliterary reality.James Lardner
nonliterary sources

Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonliterary was in 1850

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“Nonliterary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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