"in effect : virtuallySo I guess you could say that Merriam-Webster has literally thrown in the towel. I mean you could say that, but I won't; I like my words to retain their meanings.
turn the world upside down to combat cruelty or injustice — Norman Cousins>"
I know such literal nitpicking is persnickety as heck--and quite honestly, I usually wouldn't call somebody out for such a casual usage of "literally." I take strong issue, however, with a dictionary literally declaring that an acceptable definition of "literally" is literally "not literally."
I think it's nap time.