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.
A coffee-house frequented by most of the literati; called in German Aschenbrodel.
"Show me the house of one of your literati if we pass one," he said.
Strabo mentions them as only one branch of the literati; but Pliny speaks of them as a people, a tribe of the Chaldeans.
And (p. 194) you have not shown me any of your literati yet, or any of their houses.
But the dinner parties, at which the literati sometimes assembled in force, were far from being equally amusing.
If one aspire to be a member of the literati of his day, he must expect to be criticised.
No radical change can take place in China without encountering the opposition of the 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.