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1. literalism

noun. the doctrine of realistic (literal) portrayal in art or literature.

Synonyms

  • ism
  • school of thought
  • doctrine
  • philosophical system

Antonyms

  • formalism
  • nationalism
  • pluralism
  • unbelief

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • literal (English)
  • literal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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2. literalism

noun. a disposition to interpret statements in their literal sense.

Synonyms

  • tendency
  • inclination

Antonyms

  • monism
  • internationalism
  • unwillingness

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • literal (English)
  • literal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Sentences with literalism


1. Noun, singular or mass
Mankind is a literalism to Teasdale, a war-making race that "perished utterly," but did no significant harm to nature, which returns full force in the final lines.

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