Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not literal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Not literal.

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  • adjective Not literal.

Etymologies

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  • Adjective. Not being able to understand why something might avoid the use of exaggeration, metaphor, or embellishment.

    May 22, 2007