in actual fact
"to be nominally but not actually independent"; "no one actually saw the shark"; "large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt"
actually, in realityadverb
used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly
"you may actually be doing the right thing by walking out"; "she actually spoke Latin"; "they thought they made the rules but in reality they were only puppets"; "people who seem stand-offish are in reality often simply nervous"
at the present moment
"the transmission screen shows the picture that is actually on the air"
as a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis
"actually, we all help clear up after a meal"; "actually, I haven't seen the film"; "I'm not all that surprised actually"; "she hasn't proved to be too satisfactory, actually"
In act or in fact; really; in truth; positively.
Actually, I had nothing to do with that incident.
Etymology: actual + -ly
Neither actually nor passively. uE000105683uE001 Fuller.
Etymology: actual + -ly
in act or in fact; really; in truth; positively
Actually is the second album by English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys, released through Parlophone and EMI Manhattan Records in 1987. This album is also the group's third best selling album with over 4 million copies sold.
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Rank popularity for the word 'actually' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #695
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Rank popularity for the word 'actually' in Written Corpus Frequency: #124
Rank popularity for the word 'actually' in Adverbs Frequency: #51
The numerical value of actually in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of actually in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Trump was very clever in not explicitly asking for violence, but hinting at it, but when violence actually happened, and he did not immediately repudiate it, he lost the benefit of the doubt.
I worry that it could prevent us from coming to a deal. And you know what, I think it would be a really sad statement about the profession that they would actually prevent reforms and refuse to modernize.
Very few people have actually invested in scale because there haven't been any large-scale private equity funds really devoted to international E&P.
No. 2, it helps to create this clash of civilizations that is actually a recruiting tool for ISIS and other radical jihadists who use this as a way of saying, 'We are in a war against the West -- you must join us,'.
While card-only may be convenient for some businesses, it can actually be discriminatory against poor communities that don't have as much access to banks or lines of credit.
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Translations for actually
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- в действителност, всъщностBulgarian
- en realitat, de fetCatalan, Valencian
- opravdu, skutečněCzech
- realmente, en realidad, de hecho, de veras, de veroSpanish
- در واقع, در حقیقتPersian
- varsinaisesti, itse asiassa, oikeastaanFinnish
- en fait, effectivementFrench
- davvero, realmenteItalian
- តាមពិត, តាមពិតទៅKhmer
- werkelijkheid, feitelijk, eigenlijkDutch
- for øyeblikket, virkeligheten, faktisk, reelt settNorwegian
- naprawdę, faktycznie, właściwiePolish
- na verdadePortuguese
- на самом деле, действительно, вообще-тоRussian
- dejansko, v bistvuSlovene
- verkligen, i själva verket, egentligen, faktisktSwedish
- اصل میںUrdu
- thực sựVietnamese
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