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Synonyms of really in English:

adverb

  • 1 although he lived in a derelict house, he was really very wealthy
  • 2 he really likes her I really appreciate what you've done
  • 3 I bet this place is really spooky late at night they were really kind to me
    very, extremely, thoroughly, decidedly, awfully, terribly, frightfully, dreadfully, fearfully, exceptionally, exceedingly, immensely, uncommonly, remarkably, eminently, extraordinarily, most, positively, downright;
    Scottish unco;
    North American quite;
    Frenchtrès
    informal terrifically, tremendously, right, devilishly, ultra, too … for words, mucho, mega, seriously, majorly, oh-so, stinking
    British informal jolly, ever so, dead, well, fair
    North American informal real, mighty, awful, plumb, powerful, way, bitching
    South African informal lekker
    informal , dated devilish
    archaic exceeding, sore
  • 4 his career is really over
    for all practical purposes, to all intents and purposes, virtually, just about, almost
  • exclamation

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  • ‘Apparently they've split up.’ ‘Really?’
    is that so, is that a fact, well I never, well I never did;
    informal well knock/blow me down with a feather
    British informal well I'll be blowed
    North American informal well what do you know about that
    archaic go to
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