Definition of LITERAL

noun : LITERAL

Source: WordNet 3.1

Adjective : LITERAL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma" ;

  • 2. (

    ) without interpretation or embellishment; "a literal depiction of the scene before him" ;

  • 3. (

    ) limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text; "a literal translation" ;

  • 4. (

    ) avoiding embellishment or exaggeration (used for emphasis); "it's the literal truth" ;


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