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Synonyms for literal

Noun

1. misprint, erratum, typographical error, typo, literal error, literal, error, mistake
usage: a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind

Adjective

1. actual, genuine, literal, real, true (vs. false)
usage: 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. literal, exact (vs. inexact)
usage: without interpretation or embellishment; "a literal depiction of the scene before him"
3. literal (vs. figurative), denotative, explicit, exact, unrhetorical
usage: limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text; "a literal translation"
4. literal, plain (vs. fancy)
usage: avoiding embellishment or exaggeration (used for emphasis); "it's the literal truth"
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