What does really mean?

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.

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. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya:

    We really don't what's happening to him (Pratasevich) right now and we know how cruel [Belarus security service] can be. the escalation of repressions in Belarus, and this situation that's happened with [the] flight is a result of impunity.

  2. Caiphas Mujuru:

    Life is really difficult here at Arda Transau. We are going hungry, we had been promised honey and milk here but it is now a nightmare for us.

  3. Pearl Bailey:

    What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.

  4. Harry Wilson:

    They put out these multi-year targets with nothing in between and it makes it hard to evaluate whether they're on track or not, as a result people really discount GM's ability to get to those long-term targets.

  5. Sara Greene:

    She was beautiful, alive and vibrant, and she really loved to dance, that was her passion. That was how wet met several years ago, before she moved here, next door.

Images & Illustrations of really

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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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