Definition of in reality
: in truth —used to stress that something is true or real especially when it is different from what was believed or expected <They talked as if they had accomplished a lot, but in reality they did very little.> <In reality, she was 15 years younger than she looked.>
Word by Word Definitions
: the quality or state of being real
: a real event, entity, or state of affairs
: the totality of real things and events
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