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lit·er·a·ti

 (lĭt′ə-rä′tē)
pl.n.
The literary intelligentsia.

[Latin litterātī, līterātī, pl. of litterātus, literate; see literate.]

literati

(ˌlɪtəˈrɑːtiː)
pl n
literary or scholarly people
[C17: from Latin]

lit•e•ra•ti

(ˌlɪt əˈrɑ ti, -ˈreɪ-)

n.pl., sing. -ra•tus (-ˈrɑ təs, -ˈreɪ-)
persons of scholarly or literary attainments; intellectuals.
[1615–25; < Latin līterāti, n. use of pl. of līterātus. See literate]

literati

men of letters or learning; scholars as a group.
See also: Learning

literati

A Latin word meaning literate people, used to mean literary or scholarly people.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.literati - the literary intelligentsia
clerisy, intelligentsia - an educated and intellectual elite
Translations

literati

[ˌlɪtəˈrɑːtiː] NPLliteratos mpl

literati

[ˌlɪtəˈrɑːti] npllettrés mpl

literati

plLiteraten pl
References in classic literature ?
That we had lived to see his dust in honored sepulture in the church of Santa Croce we owed to a society of literati, and not to Florence or her rulers.
The literati were very snobbish about Read All About It - particularly those who weren't invited on" - Broadcaster Lord (Melvyn) Bragg on the BBC books programme he hosted.
KUWAIT, April 16 (KUNA) -- The Secretary General of Kuwait's Writers Association (KWA), Talal Al-Rumaidi, on Thursday, declared establishment of a permanent center for writers at headquarters of the Association in order to keep readers and literati informed about new literary works and publications.
We should not forget those senior artists and literati who have been facing financial constraints and have been ailing since long.
The literati were very snobbish about Read All About It - particularly those who weren't invited on" Broadcaster Lord Melvyn Bragg on the BBC books programme he hosted.
I have difficulty understanding the widely held criticism among the literati that the Internet is a fake world which novelists and poets should refrain from if they want to preserve their intellectual depth, focus, and integrity.
BOSTON and OXFORD, England, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announced that Literati School won the 2014 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Education Reference Solution.
The Omani Society for Writers and Literati will organise a 'moment of solidarity' on Wednesday with the people of Gaza Strip who are facing, what they called 'blatant Israeli aggression'.
Louis Community College-Meramec, received the Outstanding Author Contribution Award at the Emerald Literati Network 2013 Awards for Excellence for her chapter "The Evolving Community College Model in the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam," which was published in International Perspectives on Education and Society.
What would literati scholars have made of this, I wonder?
The intellectual, cultural and economic influence of the literati contributed to the gradual rise of Chan Buddhism as an institutional establishment from the late-Ming period.