Definition of Literalist

1. n. One who adheres to the letter or exact word; an interpreter according to the letter.



Definition of Literalist

1. Noun. A person who adheres to the literal representation of a statement or law. ¹

2. Noun. A person who translates text literally. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Literalist

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Literalist

lited
liteness
litenesses
liter
literacies
literacy
literal
literal agraphia
literal belief
literal error
literal interpretation
literal rule
literalise
literalism
literalisms
literalist (current term)
literalistic
literalistically
literalists
literalities
literality
literalization
literalizations
literalize
literalized
literalizer
literalizers
literalizes
literalizing
literally

Literary usage of Literalist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Essays and Reviews by Frederic Henry Hedge (1865)
"And neither should the idealist condemn 'the literalist, nor the literalist assume the right of 'excommunicating the idealist. They are really fed ' with ..."

2. Essays and Reviews by Frederic Henry Hedge (1862)
"And neither should the idealist condemn the literalist, nor the literalist assume the right of excommunicating the idealist. They are really fed with the ..."

3. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1861)
"[May, should the idealist condemn the literalist, nor the literalist assume the ... They are really fed with the same truths : the literalist unconsciously, ..."

4. The Doctrine of Sacred Scripture: A Critical, Historical, and Dogmatic by George Trumbull Ladd (1883)
"Let it be asked such a literalist, on what authority he receives this very ... Such a literalist must answer, "I receive the dogma about the Bible on the ..."

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