Definition of Literalness

1. Noun. Adhereing to the concrete construal of something.

Generic synonyms: Concreteness
Derivative terms: Literal, Literal, Literal



Definition of Literalness

1. n. The quality or state of being literal; literal import.

Definition of Literalness

1. Noun. The property of being literal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Literalness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Literalness

literalist
literalistic
literalistically
literalists
literalities
literality
literalization
literalizations
literalize
literalized
literalizer
literalizers
literalizes
literalizing
literally
literalness (current term)
literalnesses
literals
literarily
literariness
literarinesses
literary
literary agent
literary argument
literary composition
literary critic
literary criticism
literary device
literary devices
literary genre

Literary usage of Literalness

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

1. The Atonement by Borden Parker Bowne (1900)
"guage with mechanical literalness. We have similar absurdity or impossibility when we take with rigid literalness the Scripture language concerning the ..."

2. The Meaning of God in Human Experience: A Philosophic Study of Religion by William Ernest Hocking (1912)
"And herein lies that literalness of the God-idea which we have thought ... For Nature is the home of literalness. To be literal means to be real in the same ..."

3. Out-doors at Idlewild; Or, The Shaping of a Home on the Banks of the Hudson by Nathaniel Parker Willis (1855)
"... the-Job—English literalness and Yankee "Gumption." May 28, 1853. IN the making of a shelf-road around one of the precipices of Idlewild (something like ..."

4. The Art of Acting and Public Reading: Dramatic Interpretation by Rollo Anson Tallcott (1922)
"In personating, however, we may use literalness in all action. In bearing we pay especial attention to any eccentricity of carriage including the gait, ..."

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