Synonyms of literal in English:

literal


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adjective

1‘those who believe in the literal truth of the biblical Genesis’

SYNONYMS
strict, factual, plain, simple, bare, exact, straightforward, stark
unvarnished, unexaggerated, unembellished, undistorted, unadulterated
objective, narrow, correct, true, truthful, faithful, accurate, genuine, authentic, veritable, veracious, gospel
ANTONYMS

metaphorical, figurative, loose, approximate

2‘a literal translation’

SYNONYMS
word-for-word, verbatim, line-for-line, letter-for-letter
exact, precise, faithful, close, strict, to the letter, undeviating, true, accurate
rare literatim
ANTONYMS

loose, liberal, vague

3‘his literal, unrhetorical manner’

SYNONYMS
literal-minded, down-to-earth, factual, matter-of-fact, no-nonsense, unsentimental, level-headed, hard-headed
prosaic, unimaginative, colourless, pedestrian, tedious, boring, dull, humdrum, uninspired, uninspiring, prosy
ANTONYMS

whimsical


noun

1‘William read through the article, correcting two literals’

SYNONYMS
misprint, error, mistake, slip, slip of the pen, keyboarding error, keying error, printing error, typesetting error, typing error, typographical error, corrigendum, erratum
informal typo, howler