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literal-minded

adj
tending to take words and statements in their literal sense

lit′eral-mind`ed



adj.
unimaginative; prosaic.
[1865–70]
Translations

literal-minded

[ˈlɪtərəlˈmaɪndɪd] ADJsin imaginación, poco imaginativo
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Forget the literal-minded moaners who complain that ITV's amusingly inaccurate drama fails to adhere to the letter of courtroom law.
Film noir is all very well, but the literal-minded have rights and reasonable expectations not to be misled.
1986-92) was one of those, but is so gorgeous, literal-minded, and self-reflexive that it justifies all manner of self-indulgence.
The title of the book points to the heart of W's reading, which is built on top of the distinction between two possible mindsets or viewpoints: on the one hand, what we might call the 'self-centered perspective', which W progressively identifies with a narrow, earthly, Rome-centered, literal-minded worldview, a perspective which focuses unduly on the exceptions to the regular order of nature (i.
And I will preempt the literal-minded critics right here: It's not about showing off women in western dress or showing off their legs.
Some people will say that it's literally the same for both teams while others - equally literal-minded - point out that it's not a level playing field (and don't get that lot started on the issue of "moving the goalposts").
Using a novel paradigm in which participants assume the point of view of a literal-minded third person, Literal Lucy, the researchers tested whether speakers were able to tease apart semantic meaning from pragmatic meaning.
SIR - I would like to apologise to anyone who was offended by my description of the literal-minded fools who act as cheerleaders for referendums as, "suffering from a collective Asperger's syndrome" (Letters, Nov 5).
Anyone who really believes that Shakespeare wrote Romeo And Juliet because he fancied Gwyneth Paltrow in drag would have to be bizarrely literal-minded too.
The experience allowed me to think bigger about my production, to not be so literal-minded," Edwards says.
John Vlahos's bold and confident assertion that Penelope recognizes Odysseus well before book 23 will be controversial among readers who follow the party line established by the literal-minded Eustathius.
What we do, quite simply, is equip search engines to communicate like adults instead of like a literal-minded toddler," said EasyAsk CEO Craig Bassin.