The definition of a savant is a scholar or learned person.
A writer of belles-lettres.
Appealing to or engaging the intellect:
Alternative spelling of litterateur.
The definition of a scholar is a learned or well-educated person, especially one who excels in a particular field or subject.
One who uses words skillfully.
Find another word for man-of-letters. In this page you can discover 12 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for man-of-letters, like: literary scholar, literary craftsman, savant, belletrist, brain, educated person, intellectual, litterateur, scholar, walking encyclopedia and wordsmith.