Reality - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |riˈæləti|  American pronunciation of the word reality
Brit.  |rɪˈalɪti|  British pronunciation of the word reality

noun

- all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you(syn: world)

for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were

- the state of being actual or real(syn: realism, realness)

the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

- the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be
- the quality possessed by something that is real

Examples

the difference between fiction and reality

The reality is that we can't afford to buy a house.

He used television as an escape from reality.

They made the plan a reality.

His dream became a reality.

TV is used as an escape from reality.

I think the government has lost touch with reality (=no longer understands what is real or true).

Millions of people live with the harsh realities of unemployment.

The reality is that young people will not go into teaching until salaries are higher.

The paperless office may one day become a reality.

She had never accepted the reality of her pregnancy.

for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were

the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

He needs a good dose of reality.

He can hardly tell the difference between fantasy and reality.

Word forms

noun
singular: reality
plural: realities
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