What is the meaning of really?


  • In accordance with truth or fact or reality.
    • usage: "she was now truly American"; "a genuinely open society"; "they don't really listen to us"
  • In actual fact.
    • usage: "to be nominally but not actually independent"; "no one actually saw the shark"; "large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt"
  • In fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers. )
    • usage: "in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire"; "really, you shouldn't have done it"; "a truly awful book"
  • Used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal.
    • usage: "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn"
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APAWordNet. (2010). really. Retrieved October 18, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/really/definitions/1253080
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