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

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
Napoleon Hill