Literalist vs Kleptomaniac - What's the difference?

literalist | kleptomaniac |


As nouns the difference between literalist and kleptomaniac

is that literalist is a person who adheres to the literal representation of a statement or law while kleptomaniac is one who steals compulsively.

literalist

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person who adheres to the literal representation of a statement or law.
  • A person who translates text literally.
  • kleptomaniac

    English

    Alternative forms

    * cleptomaniac

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who steals compulsively.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1960 , author= , title=(Jeeves in the Offing) , section=chapter VI and XII , passage=“A kleptomaniac',” I said. “Which means, if the term is not familiar to you, a chap who flits hither and thither pinching everything he can lay his hands on. [...] And if ever a man needed to be constantly under an eye, it's the above ' kleptomaniac . [...] He pinches things. Everything that isn't nailed down is grist to his mill.”}}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1960 , author= , title=(Jeeves in the Offing) , section=chapter VIII , passage=The dear old room was just as I'd left it, nothing changed, and my first move, of course, was to procure another chair and give the top of the armoire the once-over. It was a set-back to find that the cow-creamer wasn't there. I suppose these kleptomaniacs know a thing or two and don't hide the loot in the obvious place.}}