Synonyms and Antonyms of literal
restricted to or based on fact <a literal account of the explorer's adventures is actually a lot less interesting than his own exaggerated stories> Synonyms documentary, hard, historical, factual, matter-of-fact, nonfictional, objective, trueRelated Words actual, authentic, bona fide, genuine, real, right; documented, established; confirmable, reliable, supportable, sustainable, verifiable; demonstrable, provable; incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, irrefutable, undeniable, unquestionable; plain, simple; certain, undoubtedNear Antonyms hypothetical, speculative, theoretical (also theoretic); apocryphal, unauthentic, undocumented; chimerical (also chimeric), fabulous, fanciful, fantastic (also fantastical), imaginary, imagined, invented, legendary, made-up, make-believe, mythical (or mythic), pretend; embroidered, exaggerated; insupportable, unsupportableAntonyms fictional, fictionalized, fictitious, nondocumentary, nonfactual, nonhistorical, unhistorical
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