Adherence to the explicit sense of a given text or doctrine.(noun)
Literal portrayal; realism.(noun)
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Use "literalism" in a sentence
"This literalism is exemplified by another sign protesting Life of Brian (above right)."
"The best example of mandate literalism is the 1980 election."
"I did not mean to offend you, so I do apologize for expressing my opinion that literalism is "absurd.""