1. marked by lack of affectation or pedantry
    her talk was very unliterary
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How To Use unliterary In A Sentence

  • Common to all of this material, however, is its unliterary, that is, unbookish, character which is in marked contrast to virtually all of Anglo-Saxon epic literature, influenced as it is, to a greater or lesser degree, by Christian or classical models.
  • I suppose that persistency, a glibber tongue than he himself possessed, a mass of printed rubbish which always looks imposing to the unliterary, that primitive combination of authoritativeness and hospitality which makes some men as ready to say Yes to a stranger as they are to say No at home, and perhaps some lack of moral courage, may account for it. We and the World, Part I A Book for Boys
  • But in another sense, they grow out of the unliterary tradition of the icon. The Times Literary Supplement
  • At their best these have an unliterary feel that is appealing. Times, Sunday Times
  • her talk was very unliterary
  • It is a functional, deliberately unliterary style almost a kind of narrative shorthand at times. The Times Literary Supplement
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