Synonym: actually, exactly, really, word-for-word. Antonym: figuratively. Similar words: literary, after all, rally, elite, overall, liberal, federal, funeral. Meaning: [ˈlɪt(ə)rəlɪ] adv. 1. in a literal sense 2. (intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration.
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1 She refused food and literally starved herself to death.
2 'Tiramisu' literally translates as 'pick-me-up'.
3 Europe, with Germany literally and figuratively at its centre,(www.Sentencedict.com) is still at the start of a remarkable transformation.
4 We have literally altered the chemistry of our planet's atmosphere.
5 The name of the cheese is Dolcelatte, literally meaning 'sweet milk'.
6 The event literally stopped the traffic.
7 The word "volk" translates literally as "folk".
8 Greenfly can literally suck a plant dry.
9 Until next payday, I was literally without any money.
10 There are literally hundreds of prizes to win.
11 He missed that kick literally by miles.
12 She was literally blue with cold.
13 A stanza is, literally, a room.
14 The sentence cannot be literally rendered.
15 She literally exploded with anger.
16 I literally jumped out of my skin.
17 She was, literally and metaphorically, in perfect shape.
18 I was literally bored to death!
19 They were responsible for literally millions of deaths.
20 I was literally bowled over by the news.
21 I literally crawled to the car.
22 He translated the passage literally.
23 Idioms usually cannot be translated literally in another language.
24 Dad was literally blazing with anger.
25 Idioms usually cannot be translated literally into another language.
26 I was numb with dread. I was literally shaking.
27 We live literally just round the corner from her.
28 She takes the Bible literally.
29 If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
30 We've got to get the economy under control or it will literally eat us up.
More similar words: literary, after all, rally, elite, overall, liberal, federal, funeral, mineral, several, naturally, satellite, in general, politically, jupiter, criteria, the general public, veteran, interact, inveterate, one after another, after a while, interaction, little by little, oral, rural, neutral, enthrall, central, cite.