overliteral

overliteral

(ˌəʊvəˈlɪtərəl)
adj
literal to a fault
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Some commentators gloss over embarrassing difficulties and overliteral readings; others welcome the opportunity to rebut them from within the fold, though as Parker points out, this needs to be done well.
Pic boasts a radiantly natural perf by Ana Claudia Talancon ("The Crime of Father Amaro") but is leadenly scripted and blandly overliteral and therefore never capitalizes on the provocativeness of its premise.
This whole scenario sounds quite bizarre, if not grotesque, to us today but it is important not to remain at an overliteral reading.
Saturn's overliteral interpretation depends on substituting the rules of logical implication for those of ordinary conversational implicature, the basic strategy employed by devils, genii, and other mischievous or malevolent beings in tales about hasty wishes.
Overliteral reading of a corrupt source has led to unnecessary text omission in Gaude virgo.
This, however, is a structure unperceived by Okonkwo and is indeed alien to his rigid, overliteral conceptions of the "masculine" ideals.
Anderson, in a letter of 22 December 1991, proposes that the 'thistles' in the Greek text are 'an overliteral adjustment to Genesis 3.
All these pieces are shadowed with a fainter-than-faint comedy and a subtle skepticism: A fractionally overliteral attitude to both scientific rules and aesthetic formulas gives rise to absurdity and uncertainly.