nonliterary

adjective
non·​lit·​er·​ary | \ ˌnän-ˈli-tə-ˌrer-ē How to pronounce nonliterary (audio) \

Definition of nonliterary

: 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

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1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonliterary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonliterary. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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