Literalist Lit"er*al*ist, n. One who adheres to the letter or exact word; an interpreter according to the letter. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • literalist — 1640s, from LITERAL (Cf. literal) + IST (Cf. ist). Related: Literalistic …   Etymology dictionary

  • literalist — lə̇st noun ( s) : one that advocates or practices literalism the literalist wants to hear cowbells in his music H.A.Overstreet specifically : fundamentalist I 1 others of the early church fathers … were not literalists in regard to the Mosaic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • literalist — noun see literalism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • literalist — See literalism. * * * …   Universalium

  • literalist — noun a) A person who adheres to the literal representation of a statement or law. b) A person who translates text literally …   Wiktionary

  • literalist — n. person who adheres to the exact words; person who adheres to the literal meaning …   English contemporary dictionary

  • literalist — lit·er·al·ist …   English syllables

  • bible literalist — noun Someone who interprets words in the Bible in an hermeneutical and literal approach. See Also: bible literalism …   Wiktionary

  • literalism — literalist, n. literalistic, adj. literalistically, adv. /lit euhr euh liz euhm/, n. 1. adherence to the exact letter or the literal sense, as in translation or interpretation: to interpret the law with uncompromising literalism. 2. a peculiarity …   Universalium

  • Creationism — can also refer to creation myths, or to a concept about the origin of the soul. For the movement in Spanish literature, see Creacionismo. Part of a series on Creationism …   Wikipedia

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