From belletrist + -ic.
- (UK) IPA: /bɛllɛˈtɹɪstɪk/
belletristic (comparative more belletristic, superlative most belletristic)
- Of, pertaining to, or having the characteristics of belles-lettres
- M. Arnold
- An unlearned, belletristic trifler.
- 2002, Joseph O'Connor, Star of the Sea, Vintage 2003, p. 229:
- The guest list was a roll call of belletristic London.
- Written or appreciated for aesthetic value rather than content
- 1992, Isaac Bashevis Singer (Translated by Leonard Wolf), The Certificate, Farrar Straus Giroux, page 1:
- I had already concluded that not one of my writings was publishable, having myself analyzed the faults of my belletristic production.
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