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Meaning & Definition of Really in English





1. In accordance with truth or fact or reality

  • "She was now truly american"
  • "A genuinely open society"
  • "They don't really listen to us"
  • truly,
  • genuinely,
  • really

2. In actual fact

  • "To be nominally but not actually independent"
  • "No one actually saw the shark"
  • "Large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt"
  • actually,
  • really

3. In fact (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"
  • in truth,
  • really,
  • truly

4. 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"
  • very,
  • really,
  • real,
  • rattling

Examples of using

I've got a feeling Tom doesn't really know how to speak French.
Eternity is a really long time.
Are we really in 100?