Synonyms of literal in English:

literal


See definition of literal

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