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Synonyms for literature
ˈlɪt ər ə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər, ˈlɪ trə-lit·er·a·ture

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. literature

    Literature is collective, including in the most general sense all the written or printed productions of the human mind in all lands and ages, or in a more limited sense, referring to all that has been published in some land or age, or in some department of human knowledge; as, the literature of Greece; the literature of the Augustan age; the literature of politics or of art. Literature, used absolutely, denotes what has been called "polite literature" or belles-lettres, i. e., the works collectively that embody taste, feeling, loftiness of thought, and purity and beauty of style, as poetry, history, fiction, and dramatic compositions, including also much of philosophical writing, as the "Republic" of Plato, and oratorical productions, as the orations of Demosthenes. In the broad sense, we can speak of the literature of science; in the narrower sense, we speak of literature and science as distinct departments of knowledge. Literature is also used to signify literary pursuits or occupations; as, to devote one's life to literature. Compare KNOWLEDGE; SCIENCE.

    Synonyms:
    belles-lettres, books, literary productions, literary works, publications, writings

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. literature

    Synonyms:
    lore, erudition, reading, study, learning, attainment, scholarship, literary works

    Antonyms:
    genius, intuition, inspiration

Princeton's WordNet

  1. literaturenoun

    creative writing of recognized artistic value

    Synonyms:
    lit

  2. literature, litnoun

    the humanistic study of a body of literature

    "he took a course in Russian lit"

    Synonyms:
    lit

  3. literaturenoun

    published writings in a particular style on a particular subject

    "the technical literature"; "one aspect of Waterloo has not yet been treated in the literature"

    Synonyms:
    lit

  4. literaturenoun

    the profession or art of a writer

    "her place in literature is secure"

    Synonyms:
    lit

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. literaturenoun

    Synonyms:
    learning, erudition, letters

  2. literaturenoun

    Synonyms:
    the humanities, the muses, belles lettres, polite literature

  3. literaturenoun

    Synonyms:
    literary productions, literary works

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How to use literature in a sentence?

  1. Stephen Fagin:

    I think all forms of personal expression present meaningful ways for us to confront and process moments of trauma and tragedy. Most children of the early 1960s, for example, did not have access to counseling and were forced to internalize their grief. Some turned to music, art, and literature to tap into and release that sorrow. Tragedy and loss of any kind provide opportunities for contemplation and hopefully, renewal, whether one seeks meaning in a meaningless act of violence or to do justice to a horrific event by creating something beautiful in stark contrast.

  2. Edith Hamilton:

    A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Hay una línea muy sutil, difusa y multa de demarcación que separa los dos mundos de un lector y un escritor. En mi opinión, el lector cruza esa línea fina y se convierte en el escritor, ya sea cuando él / ella no encuentra el material adecuado de calidad para leer, o cuando se dan cuenta de que sus experiencias vividas y profundas enriquecerán y elevar la literature del status quo . Que siempre es bueno para compartir expresarse y compartir sus experiencias y pensamientos como el escritor, no importa lo trivial que los puede haber en los ojos de los demás. Es una maravillosa manera de devolver algo valioso para la sociedad, conservar la información valiosa, y salvar lo más valioso en este mundo más incierto.

  4. Lionel Trilling:

    Literature is the human activity that make the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty.

  5. John Norcross:

    There's hundreds of studies in the health psychology literature suggesting in fact that social support does in fact make a difference.

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