Synonyms and Antonyms for literal

1. literal (adj.)

being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

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2. literal (adj.)

without interpretation or embellishment

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3. literal (adj.)

limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text

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4. literal (adj.)

avoiding embellishment or exaggeration (used for emphasis)

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5. literal (n.)

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