literalism

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noun lit·er·al·ism \ˈli-t(ə-)rə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of literalism

  1. 1 :  adherence to the explicit substance of an idea or expression biblical literalism

  2. 2 :  fidelity to observable fact :  realism

literalist

play \ˈli-t(ə-)rə-list\ noun

literalistic

play \ˌli-t(ə-)rə-ˈli-stik\ adjective

Examples of literalism in a Sentence

  1. if audiences ever got the literalism they claim they want in movies, they'd be fast asleep by the second reel

First Known Use of literalism

1644



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