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litterateur

[ lit-er-uh-tur; French lee-tey-ra-tœr ]SEE DEFINITION OF litterateur
  • as inscholar
  • as inman of letters

Synonyms for litterateur

  • academic
  • critic
  • doctor
  • intellectual
  • philosopher
  • professor
  • scientist
  • student
  • teacher
  • augur
  • bookworm
  • brain
  • disciple
  • egghead
  • gnome
  • grind
  • learner
  • pupil
  • sage
  • savant
  • schoolchild
  • tool
  • bookish person
  • learned person
  • person of letters
  • wise person
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Antonyms for litterateur

  • ignoramus
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LITTERATEUR

The litterateur in Wagners estimation had no fixed purpose, no ideal.

A composer, pianist, and litterateur, who is still living in Poland.

His fame is greater as a dramatist and litterateur than as a poet.

The Hotel Helicon is a place to delight the artist and the litterateur.

But he had been too well educated for an American litterateur.

He is above all else a litterateur who is addressing an audience with a decided taste for good literature.

No Judeo-German litterateur has ever been able to make more than a scanty living, and that only sporadically, out of his books.

He was a well-known French litterateur, and director of the library of the Arsenal.

But, at a certain point, the musician in Richard Strauss asserts himself above the litterateur.

How joyfully I would shed the very last drop of my blood to preserve the life of a scholar, of a litterateur, of a man of worth.

WORD ORIGIN

"a literary man," 1806, from French littérateur, from Latin litterator "a grammarian, philologist," from littera "letter" (see letter (n.1)). Sometimes Englished as literator (1630s, often with a deprecatory sense). Fem. form is littératrice.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LITTERATEUR

man of letters

nounman of learning
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