unliterary


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unliterary

(ʌnˈlɪtərərɪ)
adj
1. not knowledgeable about literature
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) not belonging to or concerned with literature or scholarly writing
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Adj.1.unliterary - marked by lack of affectation or pedantry; "her talk was very unliterary"- W.D.Howells
informal - used of spoken and written language
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With despair I pictured to myself how coldly and disdainfully that "scoundrel" Zverkov would meet me; with what dull-witted, invincible contempt the blockhead Trudolyubov would look at me; with what impudent rudeness the insect Ferfitchkin would snigger at me in order to curry favour with Zverkov; how completely Simonov would take it all in, and how he would despise me for the abjectness of my vanity and lack of spirit--and, worst of all, how paltry, unliterary, commonplace it would all be.
Actually, Polk rightly described herself as a "poor correspondent," for her few remaining letters are thin and decidedly unliterary. As for firsthand accounts of Polk, they are coloured by partisan politics.
For not only was English in the fifteenth century still seen as an unpoetic or "unliterary" language, lacking the prestige of Latin or French, it was also an unstable, evolving language with distinctly different dialects in different regions of England.
He had clearly not yet abandoned his erstwhile infatuation with Francis Thompson, for in defending his attraction to the Kalevala--despite, he acknowledges, its decidedly unliterary form--he appeals to Thompson's 1888 essay "Paganism Old and New." Tolkien's love for the poet had moved beyond his poetry.
1), Woolf tried to make "her literary criticism" resemble the "unliterary character of the private letter" (Dusinberre 1997, 102).
Ignoring the recommendations of Senate Standing Committee on Education, which stated in its meeting held on September 18, 2014 that 'HEC should not unliterary decide who should get what amount', rather it should devise some formulae for distribution of funds.
In thrust of the global narrative of war on terror and its spillover effects upon the Pakistan and Kashmir dispute is gray area which boosted to halt the talks in 2014 by India unliterary. It is just to bite the bullet to know how Kashmir can be put on global radar needs bone up when Islamabad is caught in catch-22 situations and Kashmir keeps boiling.
It is very strange that foreign minister Samaraweera unliterary acted to get the United States to co-sponsor a resolution which refers to 'war crimes', 'abuses' and violation of international humanitarian law (IHL) and accepting foreign jurists to join Sri Lankan counterparts to probe military accesses during the final stage of the war without the knowledge of President Sirisena who is Head of State and Head of Cabinet in which Mr.
Ziolkowski thinks about how popular culture, by definition unliterary, might be known and recognized within literary sources, such as Dante.
In contrast, a similar description today would avoid any figures of speech in order to offer a sober, objective, and unliterary account of empirical experiences.
unrealistic, unsophisticated, and unliterary" (Williamson,
a vigorous [running and] rowing man, quite unliterary and outspoken in his want of any such interest" (Letters, ed.