- the tendency or disposition to take words, statements, etc. in their literal sense
- thoroughgoing realism in art
- Adherence to the explicit sense of a given text or doctrine.
- Literal portrayal; realism.
(usually uncountable, plural literalisms)
- Literal interpretation or understanding; adherence to the exact letter or precise significance, as in interpreting or translating.
- (art) The style of art portraying a subject as literally and accurately as possible.