literally definition

  • adverb:
    • In a literal manner; word-for-word: converted the Greek passageway actually.
    • In a literal or strict feeling: do not just take my remarks actually.
    • Consumption Problem Truly; actually: "You Can Find individuals in the world who virtually don't know tips boil water” ( Craig Claiborne).
    • Usage Problem applied as an extensive before a figurative expression.
    • word for word; perhaps not figuratively; not as an idiom or metaphor
    • utilized non-literally as an intensifier for figurative statements: virtually (usually considered incorrect; see usage records)
    • Used as a generic downtoner: just, just.
    • in accordance with the major and normal import of words; maybe not figuratively.
    • With close adherence to terms; term by-word.
    • in a literal good sense
    • (intensifier before a figurative phrase) without exaggeration
  • others:
    • In a literal fashion or good sense; in accordance with the strict import of the term or terms; precisely: since, the town was actually destroyed; the narrative generally is real.

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