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literally

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of literally

in a literal, true, or accurate way
  • She is not one for hyperbole—all of her warnings should be taken literally.
  • The employees took the CEO's remarks literally and rightfully worried about the future health of the company.

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The first known use of literally was in the 15th century

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literally

literalness

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“Literally.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/literally. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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