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. Donald Trump:

    She was very nasty. She was running against Barbara Boxer. She lost in a landslide, but during the run she was really horrible about Barbara Boxer's looks.

  2. Molly Ritner:

    Even though we might not be making the hard ask or knocking on their door the way we would be in an on ground the campaign, I think we're finding if you meet people where they are, we're having really effective conversations that we strongly believe people are going to remember in November.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    I've had staffers say that the Clintons were definitely the most paranoid first family that they ever had to work with, they didn't really trust the staff -- it took them a full year to really carry on a conversation while the staff was in the room.

  4. Tori Fugate:

    We see a lot of those animals come in after they have already been suffering for a long time or have had something happen to them, but to actually see it in action happening to an animal, it was really difficult to watch.

  5. Jerome Kendrick:

    The problem I had is that, according to inter office documents, J&J was aware of the potential concerns, and it really looked like instead of trying to investigate, they started talking about how to combat what would eventually be a court case.

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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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