literati literati  /ˌlɪ tə ˈrɑ ti/


  • (n) the literary intelligentsia


  1. But in 1930, Waugh astonished London's literati by becoming a Roman Catholic.
  2. But a slowly enlarging circle of literati insisted that a magnum opus had been overlooked, and the publisher at last consented to a second edition that proves the literati right.
  3. The author of several novels that beguiled the literati once upon a time, he now has no agent--so he feels he has to promote himself, even to his own family.


  • Scholarship Search Feature Live in Literati School

    BOSTON and OXFORD, England, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announced that it has added Reference Service Press's scholarship search feature, "FundingFinder Express," to Literati School, the company's recently-launched...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: PR Newswire


  1. "A person of the stature of Tagore, who had earned international acclaim as a social reformer, literati and a freedom fighter, is borne once in centuries," Kumar said.
    on May 23, 2010 By: Nitish Kumar Source: Hindustan Times

  2. Were Freudenberger to do so, she would learn that "hating Nell Freudenberger ...... is a virtual cottage industry among ambitious literati", novelist Curtis Sittenfeld says.
    on Apr 20, 2007 By: Curtis Sittenfeld Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "It's the common consent among the literati that Copper Canyon is the best poetry publisher in America," emphasizes Jim Harrison, the esteemed literary writer from Michigan. "Copper Canyon is so consistent -- they keep a poet's books in print...
    on Mar 30, 2006 By: Jim Harrison Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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