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  1. actualadjective


  2. actualadjective

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

    positive, real, present

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

  3. actualadjective

    Factual, real, not just apparent or even false

    The actual government expenses dramatically excede the budget

    present, positive, real

  4. actualadjective

    In action at the time being; now existing.

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

    present, real, positive

    past, future

  5. actualadjective

    Active, not passive

    real, present, positive

  6. actualadjective

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

    present, positive, real

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. actual

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. actual, existentadjective

    presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible

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

    existing, literal, genuine, existent, real, factual

    noncurrent, unreal, potential, latent, possible, false

  2. actualadjective

    taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated

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

    literal, genuine, existent, real, factual

    unreal, latent, noncurrent, potential, possible, false

  3. actual, genuine, literal, realadjective

    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"

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

    potential, noncurrent, unreal, possible, false, latent

  4. actual, factualadjective

    existing in act or fact

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

    literal, genuine, existent, real, factual

    potential, possible, latent, unreal, noncurrent, false

  5. actualadjective

    being or existing at the present moment

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

    literal, genuine, existent, real, factual

    possible, unreal, noncurrent, false, potential, latent

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  1. actualadjective

    real, veritable

    potential, nominal, hypothetical

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  1. Seth MacFarlane:

    I think the 'oh my, well I never' narrative is a popular one in the press right now and I think when you put that aside and get that out of your system, it is a movie that does have an actual story, there is an actual set of stakes for Ted and hopefully that will come through in the viewing of it.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    What I must do is all that concerns me. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it.

  3. Veryan Khan:

    She had interactions with key players known in the region, plus there is no way to fake the location services pinging from the actual phone.If you look at her locations outside of Kobani and Mosul — they were all strongholds we can pinpoint down to the actual house on the street.

  4. Federal Reserve:

    Because of their significant concern about still-low readings on actual inflation and the uncertainty and risks present in the inflation outlook, they agreed to indicate that the Committee would carefully monitor actual and expected progress toward its inflation goal.

  5. Albert Pike:

    Everything actual must also first have been possible, before having actual existence.

Translations for actual

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  • حقيقي, فعلي, واقعي, حاضر, راهنArabic
  • реален, актуален, сегашен, действителенBulgarian
  • realCatalan, Valencian
  • skutečnýCzech
  • tatsächlich, konkret, aktuell, gegenwärtigGerman
  • πραγματικόςGreek
  • efectivo, actual, verdadero, existente, realSpanish
  • tämänhetkinen, todellinen, tosiasiallinen, nykyinen, suoranainenFinnish
  • effectif, réelFrench
  • cinnteachScottish Gaelic
  • fennálló, valóságos, aktuális, tényleges, igazi, jelenlegi, valódiHungarian
  • real, ver, actual, effective, existenteInterlingua
  • reale, esistente, effettivoItalian
  • בפועלHebrew
  • 実際, ‎現実Japanese
  • მიმდინარე, ნამდვილი, ფაქტობრივიGeorgian
  • 실제Korean
  • tinanaMāori
  • eigenlijk, echt, effectief, daadwerkelijk, werkelijk, huidig, actueel, reëel, feitelijkDutch
  • virkelig, faktisk, reellNorwegian
  • prawdziwy, właściwyPolish
  • efetivo, real, atualPortuguese
  • подлинный, фактический, настоящий, действительный, текущий, истинный, нынешний, реальныйRussian
  • befintlig, faktisk, aktuell, reell, rådande, verkligSwedish
  • اصلUrdu
  • thực tế, có thật, hiện thời, đúng thời, hiện tại, thật sự, hiện nay, thậtVietnamese

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