Synonyms for literal

Synonyms for (noun) literal

Synonyms: erratum, typo, typographical error, misprint, literal, literal error

Definition: a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind

Similar words: mistake, error

Definition: part of a statement that is not correct

Usage: the book was full of errors

Synonyms for (adj) literal

Synonyms: literal

Definition: without interpretation or embellishment

Usage: a literal depiction of the scene before him

Similar words: exact

Definition: marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact

Usage: an exact mind; an exact copy; hit the exact center of the target

Synonyms: literal

Definition: limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text

Usage: a literal translation

Similar words: explicit, denotative

Definition: in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term

Synonyms: literal

Definition: avoiding embellishment or exaggeration (used for emphasis)

Usage: it's the literal truth

Similar words: plain

Definition: not elaborate or elaborated; simple

Usage: plain food; stuck to the plain facts; a plain blue suit; a plain rectangular brick building

Synonyms: genuine, literal, actual, real

Definition: being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

Usage: her actual motive; a literal solitude like a desert- G.K.Chesterton; a genuine dilemma

Similar words: true

Definition: consistent with fact or reality; not false

Usage: the story is true; it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true- B. Russell; the true meaning of the statement

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