Really definition

rēə-lē, rēlē
Very; utterly.

That was a really enjoyable evening.

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Without a doubt; indeed.

Really, I don't want more dessert.

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In actual truth or fact.

There isn't really a lake there; it's just a mirage.

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Truly or genuinely.

A really hot day.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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To a great degree; very much.

I would really like to meet your sister.

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Used to express surprise, skepticism, displeasure, or interest.

“I've been reading her diary.” “Really?”

interjection
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In reality; in fact; actually.
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Really is defined as in fact or actually.

An example of really used as an adverb is is someone saying they really want to do something, meaning they want to do something very much.

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(modal) Actually; in fact; in reality.

"He really is a true friend." / "Really? What makes you so sure?"

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(informal, as an intensifier) Very (modifying an adjective); very much (modifying a verb).

But ma, I really, really want to go to the show!

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Indicating surprise at, or requesting confirmation of, some new information; to express skepticism.

A: He won the Nobel Prize yesterday.

B: Really?

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(colloquial, sarcastic, typically exaggerated question.) Indicating that what was just said was obvious and unnecessary; contrived incredulity.

A: I've just been reading Shakespeare - he's one of the best authors like, ever!

B: Really.

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(colloquial, chiefly US) Indicating affirmation, agreement.

A: That girl talks about herself way too much.

B: Really. She's a nightmare.

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Indicating displeasure at another person's behaviour or statement.

Well, really! How rude.

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To bring together again; to ally anew.

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Indeed.
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Origin of really

  • real +"Ž -ly

    From Wiktionary