In our view, serious books were not just for the literati, but for anyone with a hunger for brilliant writing.
Others have joined the literati, including one budding novelist, Nicolle Wallace.
Long before she met Pinter, Fraser was a glittering member of the London literati.
"men and women of letters; the learned class as a whole," 1620s, from Latin literati/litterati, plural of literatus/litteratus "lettered" (see literate). The proper singular would be literatus, though Italian literato (1704) sometimes is used.