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Synonyms for actual
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. actual, existent(adj)

    presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible

    "the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"; "actual and imagined conditions"

    Synonyms:
    existing, literal, genuine, existent, real, factual

    Antonyms:
    noncurrent, unreal, potential, latent, possible, false

  2. actual(adj)

    taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated

    "we saw the actual wedding on television"; "filmed the actual beating"

    Synonyms:
    literal, genuine, existent, real, factual

    Antonyms:
    unreal, latent, noncurrent, potential, possible, false

  3. actual, genuine, literal, real(adj)

    being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

    "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma"

    Synonyms:
    literal, true(a), tangible, material, real, veridical, existent, genuine, factual, unfeigned, echt, substantial, real(a)

    Antonyms:
    potential, noncurrent, unreal, possible, false, latent

  4. actual, factual(adj)

    existing in act or fact

    "rocks and trees...the actual world"; "actual heroism"; "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced"

    Synonyms:
    literal, genuine, existent, real, factual

    Antonyms:
    potential, possible, latent, unreal, noncurrent, false

  5. actual(adj)

    being or existing at the present moment

    "the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West"

    Synonyms:
    literal, genuine, existent, real, factual

    Antonyms:
    possible, unreal, noncurrent, false, potential, latent

Wiktionary

  1. actual(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    positive

  2. actual(adjective)

    Existing in act or reality, not just potentially; really acted or acting; occurring in fact

    Synonyms:
    present, real, positive

    Antonyms:
    hypothetical, possible, speculative, estimated, virtual, theoretical, nominal, potential, conceivable

  3. actual(adjective)

    Factual, real, not just apparent or even false

    The actual government expenses dramatically excede the budget

    Synonyms:
    real, positive, present

  4. actual(adjective)

    In action at the time being; now existing.

    The actual situation of the world economy is worse then anyone expected a year ago

    Synonyms:
    positive, real, present

    Antonyms:
    future, past

  5. actual(adjective)

    Active, not passive

    Synonyms:
    real, present, positive

  6. actual(adjective)

    Used to emphasise a noun or verb, whether something is real or metaphorical.

    Synonyms:
    present, positive, real

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. actual

    Real (Latin res, a thing) signifies having existence, not merely in thought, but in fact, or being in fact according to appearance or claim; denoting the thing as distinguished from the name, or the existent as opposed to the non-existent. Actual has respect to a thing accomplished by doing, real to a thing as existing by whatever means or from whatever cause, positive to that which is fixed or established, developed to that which has reached completion by a natural process of unfolding. Actual is in opposition to the supposed, conceived, or reported, and furnishes the proof of its existence in itself; real is opposed to feigned or imaginary, and is capable of demonstration; positive, to the uncertain or doubtful; developed, to that which is undeveloped or incomplete. The developed is susceptible of proof; the positive precludes the necessity for proof. The present condition of a thing is its actual condition; ills are real that have a substantial reason; proofs are positive when they give the mind certainty; a plant is developed when it has reached its completed stage. Real estate is land, together with trees, water, minerals, or other natural accompaniments, and any permanent structures that man has built upon it. Compare AUTHENTIC.

    Synonyms:
    authentic, certain, demonstrable, developed, essential, genuine, positive, real, substantial, true, unquestionable, veritable

    Antonyms:
    conceived, fabulous, fanciful, feigned, fictitious, hypothetical, illusory, imaginary, reported, supposed, supposititious, theoretical, unreal, untrue, visionary

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. actual

    Synonyms:
    developed, positive, unquestionable, demonstrable, certain, real, authentic

    Antonyms:
    potential, undeveloped, hypothetical, supposition, possible, virtual, theoretical, fabulous, fictitious, unreal

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. actual(a)

    Synonyms:
    real, veritable

    Antonyms:
    potential, nominal, hypothetical

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "actual":

    real, effective, practical, actuals, genuine, true, current, real-world, royal, concrete, real-life, workforce, factual, realistic, rem, tangible, reality, specific

How to pronounce actual?

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#75166unquestionable
#169588veridical
#218204unfeigned

How to use actual in a sentence?

  1. Paul Reiser:

    I think that’s part of what makes this show so special and unique, nobody else has it. To be able to use actual footage of Johnny as the show these characters are creating and making every night, it really gives it authenticity… And for me, it was just an extra bonus of joy to go through these clips and pick them out. It was an embarrassment of riches. Most of them I haven’t even seen. A lot of them I remembered, but haven’t watched in 40 years. Not only do you see these guests again, but you can watch Johnny’s skill. He was just so good. He really set the standard.

  2. Szelena Gray:

    We as a movement have not had a great example to point to when people ask what kind of reform are you talking about, what is the actual path forward, we often have to speak in vague terms because there aren't a lot of solutions to point to and say this is working really well, let's grow this.

  3. Lee Zeldin:

    While many in the media and the American public have been trying to bring down the President without evidence that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to win the election, there is a ton of actual evidence of real misconduct that those same people have been attempting to completely sweep under the rug.

  4. Magnus Stromberg:

    My client has nothing against these gentlemen. He wishes them all the best in life. He feels that he has been able to tell his view of events, we are very satisfied with the actual trial. Then we'll see what The Stockholm District Court decides.

  5. Professor Nel:

    An understanding of the actual burden helps us determine and advocate for the resources needed.


Translations for actual

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • فعلي, واقعي, حاضر, حقيقي, راهنArabic
  • реален, актуален, сегашен, действителенBulgarian
  • realCatalan, Valencian
  • skutečnýCzech
  • tatsächlich, konkret, aktuell, gegenwärtigGerman
  • πραγματικόςGreek
  • efectivo, verdadero, existente, real, actualSpanish
  • suoranainen, todellinen, tämänhetkinen, tosiasiallinen, nykyinenFinnish
  • réel, effectifFrench
  • cinnteachScottish Gaelic
  • tényleges, valóságos, jelenlegi, valódi, fennálló, aktuális, igaziHungarian
  • real, actual, ver, effective, existenteInterlingua
  • reale, effettivo, esistenteItalian
  • בפועלHebrew
  • 実際, ‎現実Japanese
  • ფაქტობრივი, ნამდვილი, მიმდინარეGeorgian
  • 실제Korean
  • tinanaMāori
  • feitelijk, actueel, effectief, werkelijk, reëel, echt, eigenlijk, daadwerkelijk, huidigDutch
  • faktisk, virkelig, reellNorwegian
  • właściwy, prawdziwyPolish
  • real, efetivo, atualPortuguese
  • подлинный, действительный, истинный, реальный, текущий, настоящий, нынешний, фактическийRussian
  • befintlig, reell, verklig, aktuell, faktisk, rådandeSwedish
  • thật sự, có thật, hiện thời, thực tế, hiện nay, thật, đúng thời, hiện tạiVietnamese

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