Definition of really
- look really close
- he runs really fast
- you really should read Yeats
- really, you're being ridiculous
The dog runs really fast.
The water is really hot.
She's a really nice person.
I had a really good time at the party.
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achingly, almighty, archly, awful, awfully, badly, beastly, blisteringly, bone, colossally, dang, deadly, desperately, eminently, enormously, especially, ever, exceedingly (also exceeding), extra, extremely, fabulously, fantastically, far, fiercely, filthy, frightfully, full, greatly, heavily, highly, hugely, immensely, incredibly, intensely, jolly, majorly, mightily, mighty, mortally, most, much, particularly, passing, real, right, roaring, seriously, severely, so, sore, sorely, spanking, specially, such, super, supremely, surpassingly, terribly, that, thumping, too, uncommonly, vastly, very, vitally, way, whacking, wicked, wildly;
a lot, as all get-out, good and;
—used to refer to what is true or real
: without question or doubt
: to a great degree
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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