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Definition of "literalness" [lit•er•al•ness]

  • The property of being literal. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "literalness" in a sentence
  • "He would often gently deride a certain American literalness that I do possess – a need to ask questions all the damn time, and analyse situations a little too much."
  • "His stated purpose is to emphasize the relation of words to their objects, that is, the literalness of the "real language of men.""
  • "Biblical "literalness" consists in interpreting the Bible contextually, and straightforwardly where the context allows."