literal-minded

[lit-er-uhl-mahyn-did]
adjective
unimaginative; prosaic; matter-of-fact.

Origin:
1865–70

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His editing precision was legendary and he was so literal-minded that he even corrected literary quotations.
His literal-minded observations make for a kind of poetic sensibility and a poignant evocation of character.
It also offers a supremely literal-minded version of slapstick.
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