Synonyms for Literary:
theoretical, scholastic, academic, bookish, pedantic, erudite, learned, scholarly.
•concerning books (adjective)
belletristic, erudite, learned, literate, scholarly, bookish, formal.
n.aesthetic, avant-garde, artsy-craftsy, campy, baroque, camp, accessible, abstract, artistic. •arcane (noun)
literate, formal, well-written.
Usage examples for literary
Indeed the strictly literary merit of the tragedy is altogether extraordinary. – Porzia by Cale Young Rice