Hashwi or Literalist is a derogative term applied to those who accepted anthropomorphic descriptions of God in the Quran and hadiths.
The Hashiwiyya were also accused of accepting traditions which were clearly inauthentic, and hence the ashab al-hadith were sometimes labelled Hashwi by their opponents (particularly the Mu'tazila).
Sunni and Shia Hashwi
In Shia heresiography the term is normally used to describe Sunni hashwi, though it could conceivably be used to describe Shia who consider the reports of the superhuman qualities of the Imam to be both unquestioningly authentic and describing real properties of the Imam.
 Scripturalist Islam: The History and Doctrines of the Akhbārī
Shiʿī School By Robert Gleave (Leiden: Brill, 2007), xxiii, 339 pp. EAN
978–9004157286. pg. 21