Share this entry

literally

Synonyms of literally in English:

adverb

  • their name, translated literally, means ‘the river’
    verbatim, word for word, line for line, letter for letter, to the letter;
    exactly, precisely, faithfully, closely, strictly, strictly speaking, accurately, rigorously
    [Antonyms] loosely, imprecisely, metaphorically
  • Definition of literally in:

    Share this entry

     

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources