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Definition of "literalist" []

  • A person who adheres to the literal representation of a statement or law. (noun)
  • A person who translates text literally. (noun)

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Use "literalist" in a sentence
  • "Some literalist is probably at this moment self-inflicting a herniated disc with head-shaking and complaining that anabolic steroids weren't synthesized until around the 1930s."
  • "The initial panels are setup to the joke that the so-called literalist in the strip isn't actually taking EVERYTHING literally, just the elements that he wants to take literally."
  • "I did hear enough to learn that Enyart is a young earth creationist and Biblical literalist, which is enough to indicate that he's pretty damned ignorant."