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really

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
    informalterrifically, tremendously, right, devilishly, ultra, too … for words, mucho, mega, seriously, majorly, oh-so, stinking
    British informaljolly, ever so, dead, well, fair
    North American informalreal, mighty, awful, plumb, powerful, way, bitching
    South African informallekker
    informal, , dateddevilish
    archaicexceeding, 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;
    informalwell knock/blow me down with a feather
    British informalwell I'll be blowed
    North American informalwell what do you know about that
    archaicgo to
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