Pronunciation of Literal
/lˈɪtəɹə͡l/, /lˈɪtəɹəl/, /l_ˈɪ_t_ə_ɹ_əl/
Synonyms for literal:
Other synonyms and related words:
hard, genuine, real, unrhetorical, veridical, erratum, direct, echt, existent, word for word, matter of fact, documentary, factual, verbal, plain, honest, denotative, typo, pure and simple, true, material, conventional, misprint, objective, tangible, typographical error, unembellished, literal error, nonfictional, substantial.
perspicacious, exacting, prudish, diligent, choosy, prim, correct, mincing, priggish, methodical, picky, rigorous, finicky, critical, precise, scrupulous, accurate, persnickety, proper, demanding, epicurean, meticulous, careful, flawless, fastidious, conscientious, punctilious, fussy, delicate, Qualmish, dainty, particular, discerning, hypercritical, squeamish, discriminating, severe.
word for word; exact, real (adjective)
Usage examples for literal:
- The more literal reading of the Hebrew is, " And thy men- servants and thy maid- servants which shall be to thee from the nations around you, of them shall ye procure the man- servant and maid- servant." - "Is Slavery Sanctioned by the Bible?", Isaac Allen.
- Even so the Third Temple will be of the Spirit, not of Fire, as these literal materialists translate the prophecy. - "Dreamers of the Ghetto", I. Zangwill.
- Interpretation passes through two stages: the first is concerned with the literal, the second with the real meaning. - "Introduction to the Study of History", Charles V. Langlois Charles Seignobos.