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    literal - Dictionary definition and meaning for word literal

    Definition
    (noun) a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind Definition
    (adj) being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
    Synonyms : actual , genuine , real
    Example Sentence
    • her actual motive
    • a literal solitude like a desert
    • a genuine dilemma
    Definition
    (adj) without interpretation or embellishment
    Example Sentence
    • a literal depiction of the scene before him
    Definition
    (adj) limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text
    Example Sentence
    • a literal translation
    Definition
    (adj) avoiding embellishment or exaggeration (used for emphasis)
    Example Sentence
    • it's the literal truth
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