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Definition of Literati

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(noun plural) scholarly people, educated people, intellectuals
Literati Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
Men of letters
Literati Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(pl. )
of Literatus
(n. pl.)
Learned or literary men. See Literatus.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\lit`e*ra"ti\ (l&ibreve;t`&esl;*rā"tī), n. pl. [see literatus.] learned or literary men. see literatus. shakespearean commentators, and other literati. raik.
n : the literary intelligentsia

WordNet 2.0

1. the literary intelligentsia
(hypernym) intelligentsia, clerisy
Literati Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Literati may refer to:
  • Intellectuals or those who read and comment on literature
  • The scholar-bureaucrats or literati of imperial China
    • Literati painting, also known as the Southern School of painting, developed by Chinese literati
    • The literati style of bonsai, consisting of thin, elegant trees in the calligraphic style of literati painting
    • Confucianism, known as the School of Literati
  • The game Literati, a variant of Scrabble developed by Yahoo! Games
  • NIT Kurukshetra Literati, an annual four-day engineering and technical conference

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