HyperDic: really

English > 4 senses of the word really:
ADVERBallreally, truly, genuinelyin accordance with truth or fact or reality
allreally, actuallyin actual fact
allreally, in truth, trulyin fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers)
allreally, very, real, rattlingused as intensifiers
really > pronunciation
Soundsrih'liy; riy'liy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > really: 4 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn accordance with truth or fact or reality.
Example "they don't really listen to us"
Synonymstruly, genuinely
Spanishrealmente
Catalanrealment, veritablement
Adjectivesrealbeing or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
English > really: 4 senses > adverb 2
MeaningIn actual fact.
Synonymactually
Spanishrealmente, verdaderamente
Adjectivesrealbeing or occurring in fact or actuality
English > really: 4 senses > adverb 3
MeaningIn fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers).
Example "really, you shouldn't have done it"
Synonymsin truth, truly
Usage ofintensifier, intensiveA modifier that has little meaning / meaning except to intensify the meaning / meaning it modifies
Spanishrealmente
Catalanen veritat
English > really: 4 senses > adverb 4
MeaningUsed as intensifiers; 'real' is sometimes used informally for 'really'; 'rattling' is informal.
Example "a really enjoyable evening"
Synonymsvery, real, rattling

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