Definition of Literalism

1. Noun. The doctrine of realistic (literal) portrayal in art or literature.




2. Noun. A disposition to interpret statements in their literal sense.
Generic synonyms: Disposition, Inclination, Tendency

Definition of Literalism

1. n. That which accords with the letter; a mode of interpreting literally; adherence to the letter.

Definition of Literalism

1. Noun. Literal interpretation or understanding; adherence to the exact letter or precise significance, as in interpreting or translating. ¹

2. Noun. (arts) The style of art portraying a subject as literally and accurately as possible. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Literalism

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Literalism

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1. The Science of Jurisprudence: A Treatise in which the Growth of Positive Law by Hannis Taylor (1908)
"Thus the defect of this, as of all early forms of action, was the technicality and literalism with which it was applied; the Technicality slightest error ..."

2. The Social Institutions and Ideals of the Bible: A Study of the Elements of by Theodore Gerald Soares (1915)
"THE INADEQUACY OF literalism IF the social teachings of the prophets and of Jesus are to be regarded as definite directions which are to be obeyed in modern ..."

3. Bibliotheca Sacra and Theological Review (1873)
"I. The literalism insisted on by Millenarians is a False and Impossible System of Interpretation. The argument is, that prophecies so explicit as that of ..."

4. Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by William Smith, Horatio Balch Hackett, Ezra Abbot (1872)
"... «pprm-es alike of the literalism of Grotius, and the [ resents as perform«! by himself or others, ..."

5. The Theological and Literary Journal (1854)
"is by following out rigidly (we may say doggedly) their system of literalism with reference to a portion of the prophetic Scriptures, that in defiance of ..."

6. The People's Bible: Discourses Upon Holy Scripture by Joseph Parker (1881)
"THE OMISSIONS OF THE SERMON—CHRIST'S ADAPTATION TO HIS AUDIENCE CAUTION AGAINST MERE literalism COMMON TRIALS. PRAYER. ALMIGHTY GOD, for every gentle ..."

7. History of the Sacred Scriptures of the New Testament by Eduard Reuss (1884)
"The veil of literalism had bcen drawn away from his eyes, and he had found in the Scriptures a revelation which before he had not suspected. ..."

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