overliteral

adjective
over·​lit·​er·​al | \ ˌō-vər-ˈli-t(ə-)rəl How to pronounce overliteral (audio) \

Definition of overliteral

: literal to an excessive degree his overliteral thinking an overliteral reading/interpretation

First Known Use of overliteral

1684, in the meaning defined above

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“Overliteral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overliteral. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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