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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

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How to use actual in a sentence?

  1. Antony Blinken:

    We’re seeing state fragility increase, not decrease ... so we have actual interest in helping.

  2. Andrea Ledesma:

    We wanted a way for visitors to interact with Mximo that was fun and surprising, but still engaging with the actual science.

  3. Bill Brewster:

    Why is there no pop-up window to say this is not an actual obligation ? why is it necessary to show a bunch of millennials that you know are signing up in droves ? Why is this OK ?

  4. Mamata Banerjee:

    We have the right to know how many people died in the air strike and who were they, we want to know the actual incident as we have not received any details.

  5. John Kerry:

    What they differ on, obviously, is how you will resolve the actual Assad-Syria problem, but they don't differ on wanting a united Syria, a Syria that is stable, a Syria that is peaceful, a Syria that resolves this problem, and that's why they've agreed to come to the table to put it to the test.

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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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