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real1

re·al1

real1

 
pronunciation:
ril
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
phrases:
for real
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not fictional or imagined; having actual existence; true.
synonyms:
actual, tangible, true
antonyms:
airy, apparent, chimerical, fictional, illusory, imaginary, nominal, nonexistent, notional, unreal
similar words:
authentic, concrete, corporeal, existent, factual, honest-to-goodness, material, objective, physical, realistic, regular, substantial, substantive, truthful, undistorted, unembellished, unfeigned, unvarnished, valid, veritable
definition 2: authentic rather than copied.
a real flower
synonyms:
authentic, bona fide, genuine
antonyms:
artificial, bogus, false, imitation, man-made, phony
similar words:
actual, honest-to-goodness, original, pure, rightful, true, unadulterated, unembellished, veritable
definition 3: most important or basic.
The real issue is justice.
synonyms:
essential, true
antonyms:
peripheral
similar words:
basic, chief, consequential, fundamental, important, main, material, primary, principal, significant
definition 4: sincere; genuine.
a real friend
synonyms:
genuine, sincere, unfeigned
antonyms:
false
similar words:
artless, authentic, bona fide, earnest, guileless, heartfelt, honest, honest-to-goodness, important, ingenuous, natural, true, unadulterated, unaffected
definition 5: worthy of serious consideration.
a real difficulty
synonyms:
important
similar words:
consequential, serious, significant, true
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: (informal) very.
I'm real glad you won.
synonyms:
very
similar words:
exceedingly, extremely, quite, really, truly
phrase: for real
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word reel? Real and reel sound alike but have different meanings.