nonliterary nonliterary


  • (adj) marked by lack of affectation or pedantry


  1. There was no getting around it: Edmund Wilson's Memoirs of Hecate County was what the nonliterary citizen would call a raw book and decidedly not for the high-school youngsters.
  2. But four worthy current novels, all thrillers or mysteries, display just such painstaking effort by men better known for nonliterary achievements.
  3. The Magic Mountain outsold Hitler's Mein Kampf, but Hitler's quarrel with Mann was based on Mann's nonliterary championing of the old German tradition.
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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /