Definitions for: Really

[adv] used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal; "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn"
[adv] in accordance with truth or fact or reality; "she was now truly American"; "a genuinely open society"; "they don't really listen to us"
[adv] (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers) "in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire"; "really, you shouldn't have done it"; "a truly awful book"; (`forsooth' is archaic and now usually used to express disbelief)
[adv] in actual fact; "to be nominally but not actually independent"; "no one actually saw the shark"; "large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt"

Webster (1913) Definition: Re"al*ly`, adv.
Royally. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Re"al*ly, adv.
In a real manner; with or in reality; actually; in truth.

Whose anger is really but a short fit of madness.

Note: Really is often used familiarly as a slight
corroboration of an opinion or a declaration.

Why, really, sixty-five is somewhat old. --Young.

Synonyms: actually, forsooth, genuinely, in truth, rattling, real, truly, very

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