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literal

noun

1 literal

A mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind.

synonyms: erratum, literal error, misprint, typo, typographical error.

Dutch: errata, typefout, drukfeil, drukfout, erratum, misstelling
Polish: literówka



adjective

1 literal

Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something:
— A literal solitude like a desert.

synonyms: actual, genuine, real.

Roget 19: imitated etc. v.; mock, mimic; modelled after, molded on.    paraphrastic; literal; imitative; secondhand; imitable; aping, ... show more

Roget 494: real, actual etc. (existing) 1; veritable, true; right, correct; certain etc. 474; substantially true, ... show more

Roget 516: meaning etc. v.; expressive, suggestive, allusive; significant, significative, significatory; pithy; full of meaning, pregnant with meaning.    declaratory etc. ... show more

Roget 522: explanatory, expository; explicative, explicatory; exegetical; construable.    polyglot; literal; paraphrastic, metaphrastic; consignificative, synonymous; equivalent etc. ... show more

Roget 525: manifest, apparent; salient, striking, demonstrative, prominent, in the foreground, notable, pronounced.    flagrant; notorious etc. (public) ... show more

Roget 561: literal; alphabetical, abecedarian; syllabic; majuscular, minuscular; uncial etc. (writing) 590.   

Roget 562: verbal, literal; titular, nominal.    conjugate [Similarly derived], paronymous; derivative.   

Roget 772: observant, faithful, true, loyal; honorable etc. 939; true as the dial to the sun, true as the needle to the pole; punctual, punctilious; literal etc. ... show more

2 literal

Without interpretation or embellishment.

Polish: dosłowny

3 literal

Limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text.

Polish: dosłowny

4 literal

Avoiding embellishment or exaggeration (used for emphasis).


Moby thesaurus: Christian, abecedarian, accepted, allographic, alphabetic, approved, arid, authentic, authoritative, barren, basic, bona fide, boring, candid, canonical, capital, card-carrying, colorless, conventional, correct ... show more.

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