What is the opposite of symbolic?

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Opposite of significant purely in terms of what is being represented or implied
Opposite of serving as a symbol
Opposite of a characteristic particular to something
“The rituals engaged by these villagers are prevalent throughout the region.”
Opposite of relating to or denoting art that does not attempt to represent external reality directly
“It is interesting to see the extremely realistic representation of the wounds in this fresco painting.”
Opposite of being, or existing as, something in name only
Opposite of signifying or carrying a special meaning
“His mind wandered as he stared straight through me with a blank look.”
Opposite of serving as a symptom or sign, especially of something undesirable
Opposite of relating to or used in poetry
Opposite of having the distinctive qualities of a particular type of person or thing
“The drug not only has the power to cause overdoses, but it also can create erratic and unusual behavior in those who take it.”
Opposite of relating to visual art, especially involving drawing, engraving, or lettering
Opposite of having an imaginative or sensitively emotional style of expression
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