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

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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.

Wikipedia

  1. Really

    Lovin' Is Really My Game is a 1977 song by American group Brainstorm, and is the lead single from their debut album Stormin'. The song was written by lead singer, Belita Woods along with Tranita Womack. The extended version of the song was release as a vinyl 7" single in two parts; A-side part 1 and B-side part 2. "Lovin' Is Really My Game" peaked at number fourteen on both the Billboard Disco Play chart, and Hot Soul chart.

ChatGPT

  1. really

    Really is an adverb that is used to emphasize or intensify the degree or extent of something. It can be used to show strong agreement, emphasis, or surprise.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reallyadverb

    royally

  2. Reallyadverb

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

Wikidata

  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. Steve Nash:

    We’ve been let down by this process a lot of times in a sense, we’re hoping and wanting him to be able to return, so we have not really, I think, put ourselves in a position to think it’s happening for sure. We just keep proceeding with the task that we can control. That's getting better every day and obviously we wish he was back yesterday, but the reality is we only focus on what we can control.

  2. Brann Dailor:

    Our band has outlast multiple marriages... We found one another. I felt this very unique chemistry that had potential to be a cool band and we all shared that same idea…There have been so many moments sprinkled over time where it’s these incredible moments. We have been fortunate to have all these really cool opportunities… pushing forward to the next new thing and challenge, which is this tour coming up and things like that…that is what we are mainly thinking about not past achievements but future endeavors.

  3. Moutari Abdoul Madjid:

    There is really a lack of resources - communities are dying.

  4. Deryck Whibley:

    If anything I actually kind of enjoy it more now, which I wasn’t really expecting, i was having such a great time when I was drinking and partying and I thought sobriety would be boring, but it’s really not.

  5. Tobias Harris:

    In this space, you’re depicted as superhuman, not really supposed to have feelings or go through anything, i think we have to really understand he’s human first. And you know, if he’s going through something at this time, we have to respect that.

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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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