Definitions

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  • adj. Not literal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not literal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not literal.

Etymologies

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il- +‎ literal

Examples

  • Not only this shoe is pretentiously ugly – you know, in this outdated post-modern concept where “Ugly” is new “Beautiful” so last century – the pink/red combination is utterly illiteral.

    dustbury.com » Clunky yet cute

  • ‘If it is in your power to make her so,’ cried Lady Ashford, ‘she will be illiteral enough; but I see no harm a little knowledge does to women: why should not they be made companions for their husbands, and be able to fill up their time, without cards, or sauntering about; wearying themselves, and every body else, with the sight of them?’

    Caroline; or, the Diversities of Fortune

  • Not to mention, illiteral. thomps1523 wrote: earl i:

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

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

    May 22, 2007