HyperDic: in_reality

English > 1 sense of the expression in reality:
ADVERBallin reality, actuallyused to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated
English > in reality: 1 sense > adverb 1
MeaningUsed to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly.
Examples
  • "they thought they made the rules but in reality they were only puppets"
  • "people who seem stand-offish are in reality often simply nervous"
Synonymactually
Catalanen realitat

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