overliterary

adjective
over·​lit·​er·​ary | \ ˌō-vər-ˈli-tə-ˌrer-ē How to pronounce overliterary (audio) \

Definition of overliterary

: literary to an excessive degree overliterary dialogue There is a phenomenon known as bad, pretentious, and overliterary writing. Nineteenth-century America produced reams of it.— Darryl Lorenzo

First Known Use of overliterary

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Overliterary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overliterary. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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