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actually

ac·tu·al·ly

actually

 
pronunciation:
aek chu li
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: as a matter of fact; really.
Are you actually going to eat all that?He actually jumped out of the car as a joke.Actually, I wasn't planning to invite him.
synonyms:
in fact, in reality, in truth, indeed, really, truly, truthfully
similar words:
de facto, literally, quite
definition 2: although one would not expect it; surprisingly.
Actually, it can get quite cold at night in the desert.
synonyms:
in fact, in reality
similar words:
really