Who fucking knows anymore? First, it meant factual, and now it means fictional. What the fuck, internet... what the fuck?
wrong-->"Oh my god, Jessica, your post literally scared me to death" right--> "I literally wrote this post at 3:04 A.M."
by Deathmatch1127 April 14, 2015
used to describe something that actually happens or exists. One of the most overused words in modern society. Not to be confused with figuratively, as this is the complete opposite.
Incorrect usage:

A: It was literally raining cats and dogs.

B: Really dipshit? How many scratches do you have?

Correct usage:
A: Dude, Justin Bieber literally has half a billion views on YouTube.
B: Shit, really? Now I know the world is coming to an end
by grammerpalice June 30, 2011
A good way to show that you are a total drama queen twit is to use the term 'literally' to describe every mundane thing that you do in life
'dude.. i literally died'

'oh... its a shame you are literally still alive though'
by tom healey August 29, 2016
Truthfully actual. Not figuratively.

Used when not bullshitting or by fake cats pretending not to.


"I literally sucked on those jugs!"
by Arel Blyste January 28, 2008
a much misused adverb, often for emphasis
"I literally died of embarrassment."

"Really? How was reincarnation, you fucking illiterate dipshit?"
by RockYfella December 5, 2003
literally, actually, really, seriously, not figuratively
Person: i'm literally a polar bear
by batrider January 9, 2012
People often confuse this word with figuratively.
-Dude, you figuratively died of embarassment, you illiterate dipshit.
by Built2Spill November 17, 2004