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not rhetorical; literal; plainspoken
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informal - used of spoken and written language
literal - limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text; "a literal translation"
plain - not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building"
rhetorical - given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery"