Meaning of LITERAL in English


adj. 1 word-for-word, verbatim, line-for-line, letter-for-letter, literatim, exact, precise, faithful, strict In a literal translation the spirit of the original is often lost 2 denotative, etymological, semantic, dictionary, lexical, basic, essential, pure, simple, simplistic, real, objective, true, genuine, bona fide, unvarnished, unadulterated, unembellished, simple-minded, uncomplicated, unbiased, unprejudiced, Colloq honest-to-goodness, honest-to-God 'Female parent' may be the literal definition of mother, but it doesn't convey the emotional and connotative senses of the word 3 prosaic, matter-of-fact, colourless, dull, down-to-earth, literal-minded, unimaginative, humdrum, boring, tedious His literal approach to everything spoils the conversation for those who have any spirit

Oxford thesaurus English vocab.      Английский словарь Оксфорд тезаурус.