Definition of literalist in US English:



  • See literalism

    • ‘We're not didactic, and we're not literalists, and we don't take a particular stance that aligns with any party.’
    • ‘Being premillenialists, however, they were not Biblical literalists and had no problem constructing elaborate symbologies from, for example, the book of Daniel.’
    • ‘But for Biblical literalists, this poses quite the problem.’
    • ‘Someone once said, ‘We are all literalists in spots; we choose our spots; some are more spotted than others.’’
    • ‘Do photographs require us to be absolute literalists when it comes to interpretation of an event?’