Meaning of LITERAL in English


adj. 25B6; adjective

the literal sense of the word ‘dreadful’ : STRICT, factual, plain, simple, exact, straightforward; unembellished, undistorted; objective, correct, true, truthful, accurate, genuine, authentic.

a literal translation : WORD-FOR-WORD, verbatim, letter-for-letter; exact, precise, faithful, close, strict, accurate; formal literatim.

his literal, unrhetorical manner : LITERAL-MINDED, down-to-earth, matter-of-fact, no-nonsense, unsentimental; prosaic, unimaginative, pedestrian, uninspired, uninspiring.

figurative, loose.

25B6; noun (Brit.) William corrected two literals : MISPRINT, error, mistake, (slip) of the pen, typographical/typing error/mistake, corrigendum, erratum; informal typo, howler.

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