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literal-minded

[lit-er-uh l-mahyn-did] /ˈlɪt ər əlˌmaɪn dɪd/
adjective
1.
unimaginative; prosaic; matter-of-fact.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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Examples for literal-minded
  • 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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