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Adjective
Free from exaggeration or distortion
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“He was saying no more than the literal truth.”
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Exactly as stated
“Johnson notes that this addition contains an anagram, extant in the Russian text, which would be missing in a literal translation.”
Adjective
Giving a strict or literal construction
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“What is, on paper, a primarily interior experience, stumbles on film with a clunky visual style that remains merely literal instead of challengingly literary.”
Adjective
Exact in correspondence or adherence to something
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Adhering excessively to law
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Of, or pertaining to text
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Spoken rather than written
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Technical or narrow
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Existing as fact without formal acknowledgment
Noun
A misprint of a letter
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