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adverb re·al·ly \ˈrē-(ə-)lē\

Simple Definition of really

  • —used to refer to what is true or real

  • : without question or doubt

  • : to a great degree

Full Definition of really

  1. 1 a :  in reality :  actually <things as they really are> <there was nothing peculiar about her doing this, really — Peter Taylor> b :  truly, unquestionably —used as an intensifier <a really beautiful day> c :  very 2 <look really close> <he runs really fast>

  2. 2 —used to emphasize an assertion <you really should read Yeats> <really, you're being ridiculous>

Examples of really

  1. The dog runs really fast.

  2. The water is really hot.

  3. She's a really nice person.

  4. I had a really good time at the party.



15th Century

First Known Use of really

15th century

Rhymes with really



REALLY Defined for Kids

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adverb re·al·ly \ˈrē-ə-lē, ˈrē-lē\

Definition of really

  1. 1 :  in fact <She didn't really mean it.>

  2. 2 :  without question <It's a really fine day.>





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