Synonyms of 'real'
actualNo, it wasn't a dream. It was real.
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using concrete objects to teach addition and subtraction
There is tangible evidence that the economy is starting to recover.
It was an honest mistake on his part.
Any comparison that is not strictly factual runs the risk of being interpreted as subjective.
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal), ,
genuinethe smell of real leather
They are convinced the painting is genuine.
patterns for making authentic border-style clothing
We are happy to donate to bona fide charitable causes.
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal)
rightly so calledhis first real job
genuineThis was the real reason for her call.
genuineTheir expressions of regret did not smack of real sorrow.
He accepted her apologies as sincere.
God's anger could only be averted by true repentance.
Despite their earnest efforts, they failed to win support.
There was genuine joy in the room.
this unaffected, charming couple
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the relatives.
He deserves our wholehearted support in this matter.
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal),
He was a fair dinkum bloke with no pretensions.
I could tell from his unfeigned astonishment that he knew nothing.
important or seriousGlobal warming is a real problem.
I regard this as a serious matter.
There is a pressing need for more funds.
It is the first drug that seems to have a significant effect on this disease.
He had a severe look that disappeared when he smiled.
There is an urgent need for food and water.
Surely such weighty matters merit a higher level of debate?
You must think I'm a real idiot.
He made me look like a complete idiot.
He gave them a right telling off.
The car was in a total mess.
I mean I'm not a total idiot.
She behaved like a perfect fool.
He was in a positive fury.
A sick person needs to have absolute trust in a doctor.
A look of utter confusion swept across his handsome face.
I was a thorough little academic snob.
a veritable feast of entertainment
You're an out-and-out liar.
(US, informal) He's been trying real hard.
The taste of bitterness is an extremely common feature of herbal remedies.
I am very grateful to you for all your help.
It was really good.
The pollen count has been particularly high.
one of the first seriously wealthy rock-star landowners
I'm terribly sorry to bother you at this hour.
this year's unusually harsh winter
That caramel looks awfully good.
Mary was uncommonly good at tennis.
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in the sense of absolute
total and completeA sick person needs to have absolute trust in a doctor.
in the sense of authentic
of undisputed origin or authorshippatterns for making authentic border-style clothing
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