Really

  • 1 Really — Re al*ly (r[=e] al*l[y^]), adv. In a real manner; with or in reality; actually; in truth. [1913 Webster] Whose anger is really but a short fit of madness. Swift. [1913 Webster] Note: Really is often used familiarly as a slight corroboration of an …

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  • 2 Really — Album par J.J. Cale Sortie 30 novembre 1972 Enregistrement Avril à juillet 1972 Durée 30:55 Genre Rock Producteur Audie Ashworth …

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  • 3 really — c.1400, originally in reference to the presence of Christ in the Eucharist, from REAL (Cf. real) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Sense of actually is from early 15c. Purely emphatic use dates from c.1600; interrogative use (oh, really?) is first… …

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  • 4 really — [rē′ə lē, rē′lē] adv. [ME rialliche: see REAL1 & LY2] 1. in reality; in fact; actually 2. truly or genuinely [a really hot day] interj. indeed: used to express surprise, irritation, doubt, etc …

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  • 5 Really — Re al*ly (r[=a] [aum]l*l[=e] ), adv. Royally. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 really — index purely (positively) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7 really — [adv] without a doubt absolutely, actually, admittedly, as a matter of fact, assuredly, authentically, beyond doubt, categorically, certainly, de facto, easily, for real*, genuinely, honestly, in actuality, indeed, indubitably, in effect, in fact …

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  • 8 really — ► ADVERB 1) in reality; in actual fact. 2) very; thoroughly. ► EXCLAMATION 1) expressing interest, surprise, doubt, or protest. 2) chiefly US expressing agreement …

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  • 9 really — [[t]ri͟ːəli[/t]] ♦ 1) ADV: usu ADV with v (emphasis) You can use really to emphasize a statement. [SPOKEN] I m very sorry. I really am... It really is best to manage without any medication if you possibly can... I really do feel that some people… …

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  • 10 really — adverb 1 THE REAL SITUATION used when you are saying what is actually the truth of a situation, rather than what people might wrongly think: What really happened? | Oliver was not really her cousin. | You are pretending to be annoyed, but you re… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 really — real|ly W1S1 [ˈrıəli] adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(very)¦ 2¦(the real situation)¦ 3¦(definitely)¦ 4¦(not true)¦ 5 6 not really 7 should/ought really 8 really and truly ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(VERY)¦ …

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  • 12 really — re|al|ly [ riəli ] function word *** Really can be used in the following ways: as an adverb (with a verb): Do you really love her? (before an adjective or adverb): She s a really nice person. I played really well on Saturday. as a sentence adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 really */*/*/ — UK [ˈrɪəlɪ] / US [ˈrɪəlɪ] adverb, interjection Summary: Really can be used in the following ways: as an adverb (with a verb): Do you really love her? (before an adjective or adverb): She s a really nice person. ♦ I played really well on Saturday …

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  • 14 really*/*/*/ — [ˈrɪəli] adv 1) very spoken very, or very much I m really hungry.[/ex] She really enjoys working with young children.[/ex] We ve all been working really hard.[/ex] 2) for emphasis used for emphasizing what you are saying I really must see that… …

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  • 15 really — adverb Date: 15th century 1. a. in reality ; actually < things as they really are > < there was nothing peculiar about her doing this, really Peter Taylor > b. truly, unquestionably used as an intensifier < a really beautiful day > c …

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  • 16 really — 1. adverb /ˈɹɪəli/ a) Actually; in fact; in reality. He really is a true friend. / Really? What makes you so sure? b) Very (modifying an adjective); very much (modifying a verb). But ma, I really, really want to go to the show! Syn: actually, in… …

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  • 17 Really — Infobox Album Name = Really Type = album Artist = J. J. Cale Released = 30 November 1972 Recorded = April July 1972 Genre = Rock Label = Mercury Records Producer = Audie Ashworth Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|3|5… …

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  • 18 really — 1. adverb 1) he is really very wealthy Syn: in fact, in actual fact, actually, in reality, in point of fact, as a matter of fact, in truth, to tell the truth; archaic in sooth 2) he really likes her Syn: genuinely, truly …

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  • 19 really — /ree euh lee, ree lee/, adv. 1. in reality; actually: to see things as they really are. 2. genuinely or truly: a really honest man. 3. indeed: Really, this is too much. interj. 4. (used to express surprise, exasperation, etc.) [1400 50; late ME;… …

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  • 20 really — re•al•ly [[t]ˈri ə li, ˈri li[/t]] adv. 1) actually: things as they really are 2) genuinely; truly: a really hot day 3) indeed: Really, this is too much 4) (used to express surprise, reproof, etc.) • Etymology: 1400–50 …

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