Associations to the word «Literally»


LITERALLY, adverb. (speech act) word for word; not figuratively; not as an idiom or metaphor
LITERALLY, adverb. (degree) (proscribed) used non-literally as an intensifier for figurative statements: virtually (often considered incorrect; see usage notes)
LITERALLY, adverb. (colloquial) Used as a generic downtoner: just, merely.

Dictionary definition

LITERALLY, adverb. In a literal sense; "literally translated"; "he said so literally".
LITERALLY, adverb. (intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration; "our eyes were literally pinned to TV during the Gulf War".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy