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Synonyms for literature
ˈlɪt ər ə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər, ˈlɪ trə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. literature(noun)

    creative writing of recognized artistic value

    Synonyms:
    lit

  2. literature, lit(noun)

    the humanistic study of a body of literature

    "he took a course in Russian lit"

    Synonyms:
    lit

  3. literature(noun)

    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. literature(noun)

    the profession or art of a writer

    "her place in literature is secure"

    Synonyms:
    lit

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. literature(n.)

    Synonyms:
    learning, erudition, letters

  2. literature(n.)

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

  3. literature(n.)

    Synonyms:
    literary productions, literary works

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How to use literature in a sentence?

  1. G. K. Chesterton:

    Literature is a luxury fiction is a necessity.

  2. Alex Broun:

    Hopefully that is something that can change. look at what the Emirates Literary Festival has done for literature; what Dubai International Film Festival has done for film, the visual arts are very strong.

  3. Lionel Trilling:

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

  4. Roy Blount Jr.:

    Studying literature at Harvard is like learning about women at the Mayo Clinic.

  5. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    At last I found LOVE in literature, songs, movies except my Life.


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