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Definitions for really
ˈri ə li, ˈri lire·al·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word really.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. truly, genuinely, reallyadverb

    in accordance with truth or fact or reality

    "she was now truly American"; "a genuinely open society"; "they don't really listen to us"

  2. actually, reallyadverb

    in actual fact

    "to be nominally but not actually independent"; "no one actually saw the shark"; "large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt"

  3. in truth, really, trulyadverb

    in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers)

    "in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire"; "really, you shouldn't have done it"; "a truly awful book"

  4. very, really, real, rattlingadverb

    used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal

    "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn"

Wiktionary

  1. reallyadverb

    Actually; in fact; in reality.

    "He really is a true friend." / "Really? What makes you so sure?"

  2. reallyadverb

    Very (modifying an adjective); very much (modifying a verb).

    But ma, I really, really want to go to the show!

  3. reallyinterjection

    Indicating surprise at, or requesting confirmation of, some new information; to express skepticism.

  4. reallyinterjection

    Indicating that what was just said was obvious and unnecessary; contrived incredulity

  5. reallyinterjection

    Indicating affirmation, agreement.

  6. reallyinterjection

    Indicating displeasure at another person's behaviour or statement.

    Well, really! How rude.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Reallyadverb

    Etymology: from real.

    There cannot be a more important case of conscience for men to be resolved in, than to know certainly how far God accepts the will for the deed, and how far he does not; and to be informed truly when men do really will a thing, and when they have really no power to do, what they have willed. South.

    The understanding represents to the will things really evil, under the notion of good. South.

    These orators inflame the people, whose anger is really but a short fit of madness. Jonathan Swift.

    Why really sixty-five is somewhat old. Edward Young.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reallyadverb

    royally

  2. Reallyadverb

    in a real manner; with or in reality; actually; in truth

Freebase

  1. Really

    Really is the second album by J. J. Cale. It was released in 1973.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Really

    rē-a-lī′, v.t. (Spens.) to bring together again: to reform.—v.t. to arrange again.—n. Reallī′ance, a renewed alliance.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'really' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #263

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'really' in Written Corpus Frequency: #98

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'really' in Adverbs Frequency: #31

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of really in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of really in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of really in a Sentence

  1. Lee Rainie:

    People are sort of nuanced and somewhat discriminating in their views. They don't just have blanket judgments that they make about AI or human enhancement, they're really judging each application on its own terms.

  2. Mama Goretti:

    We were happy to feel saved even though we had nothing really -- we were really tired and we were looking forward to dying. We were just tired of being in this life.

  3. Miley Cyrus:

    She doesnt really let me call her a godmother. She likes fairy godmother much better, [She deserves this honor], No. 1, [because of] her kindness.

  4. Mark Wallace:

    You really do have to make sure the FAA is in the boat and we are really focused on that piece of it more than anything.

  5. Adam Kurtz:

    Violations are usually the result of things like tourists wanting to get a good, close picture with a seal or a thrill-seeker trying to get a rush, but it’s really frustrating when you see people harass these animals.

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Translations for really

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  • والله؟, ليس معقل!, حقًاArabic
  • наистинаBulgarian
  • realmentCatalan, Valencian
  • skutečně, opravduCzech
  • stimmt, in der Tat, wirklich, tatsächlich?, was Sie nicht sagen, wirklich?, was du nicht sagstGerman
  • πράγματι, αληθινά, αλήθεια, όντως, πραγματικάGreek
  • ĉu vere?Esperanto
  • verdaderamente, realmente, de veras, en serio, de verdadSpanish
  • واقعاً؟, واقعاً که!, واقعاً, جداً؟Persian
  • ihanko totta, todella, totta, tosi, todellako, todellakin, oikeastiFinnish
  • vraimentFrench
  • באמתHebrew
  • सचमुचHindi
  • tényleg, komolyan, igaz, igazán, valóbanHungarian
  • ezị okwuIgbo
  • virkilega, raunverulega, virkilega?, raunar, sannarlegaIcelandic
  • veramenteItalian
  • まじ, 本当, へえ, ほんと, 本真Japanese
  • 진짜, 참, 진짜로, 그래요?, 정말로Korean
  • vere, itane, vero, an vero, an, anneLatin
  • āta koia, nēMāori
  • нээрэнMongolian
  • werkelijk, werkelijk?, echt?Dutch
  • egentligNorwegian
  • tʼáásh aanííNavajo, Navaho
  • czyżby, naprawdę, właśnie, doprawdyPolish
  • mesmo, realmente, na verdade, sério?Portuguese
  • pe buneRomanian
  • разве?, правда, правда?, действительноRussian
  • egentligen, säger du det?, verkligen, sannerligen, verkligen?, jaså?Swedish
  • చాలా, నిజంగాTelugu
  • aslında, öyle mi, gerçekten, harbiden mi, cidden, harbiden, gerçekten mi, gerçekten deTurkish
  • thật sao?, vậy à?, thế à?, thật sựVietnamese
  • אַזויYiddish

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