Really - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈriːəli|  American pronunciation of the word really
Brit.  |ˈrɪəli|  British pronunciation of the word really

adverb

- in accordance with truth or fact or reality(syn: genuinely, truly)

they don't really listen to us

- in actual fact (syn: actually)
- in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers)(syn: truly)

really, you shouldn't have done it

- used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal(syn: rattling, real, very)

a really enjoyable evening

Examples

The dog runs really fast.

The water is really hot.

She's a really nice person.

I had a really good time at the party.

It was really cold last night.

He walks really slowly.

I'm really, really sorry.

Why don't you tell us what really happened?

Oliver's not really her brother.

I never know what he's really thinking.

She seems unfriendly at first, but she's really very nice.

We really need that extra money.

I really don't mind.

I'm absolutely fine, Dad - really.

Do you really think she's doing this for your benefit?

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