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Synonyms for real
ˈri əl, ril

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. real number, real(noun)

    any rational or irrational number

    real number

    fictitious, false, imaginary, fanciful, unrealistic, unreal, trompe-l'oeil(a), intangible, fantastical, envisioned, pretend, mythological, illusive, legendary, mythologic, nominal, pictured, fabled, dreamed(a), notional, illusory, abstract, fabricated, visualized, illusionary, fabulous, fantastic, mythical, mythic, fictional, eye-deceiving, make-believe, hallucinatory, visualised, frivolous, fancied, illusional

  2. real(noun)

    the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos

    real number

    visualised, fabled, frivolous, hallucinatory, fictitious, mythologic, fancied, legendary, fantastical, fanciful, imaginary, fabulous, eye-deceiving, pictured, notional, false, illusory, envisioned, unrealistic, mythic, illusionary, fictional, fantastic, unreal, dreamed(a), trompe-l'oeil(a), intangible, nominal, illusional, pretend, visualized, mythical, make-believe, abstract, mythological, fabricated, illusive

  3. real(adj)

    an old small silver Spanish coin

    real number

    fabled, unreal, imaginary, mythic, make-believe, notional, visualised, nominal, envisioned, false, unrealistic, hallucinatory, fabricated, fantastic, pretend, fanciful, eye-deceiving, frivolous, illusive, abstract, fancied, mythical, illusional, trompe-l'oeil(a), mythological, visualized, dreamed(a), fantastical, intangible, fictional, illusory, fictitious, mythologic, pictured, illusionary, fabulous, legendary

  4. real, existent(adj)

    being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory

    "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow

    existing, substantial, actual, tangible, material, veridical, existent, genuine, real(a), literal

    trompe-l'oeil(a), fantastic, illusionary, dreamed(a), fanciful, unreal, visualized, legendary, fictitious, fabled, mythologic, hallucinatory, intangible, fabulous, nominal, imaginary, fictional, abstract, envisioned, fabricated, pretend, illusive, pictured, false, illusional, illusory, visualised, fantastical, mythic, mythological, eye-deceiving, unrealistic, frivolous, mythical, make-believe, fancied, notional

  5. real(a)(adj)

    no less than what is stated; worthy of the name

    "the real reason"; "real war"; "a real friend"; "a real woman"; "meat and potatoes--I call that a real meal"; "it's time he had a real job"; "it's no penny-ante job--he's making real money"

    fabricated, illusional, envisioned, fantastic, notional, illusionary, mythological, unrealistic, mythic, intangible, unreal, frivolous, fabled, mythical, fancied, imaginary, pictured, abstract, trompe-l'oeil(a), fabulous, pretend, false, fictitious, nominal, visualised, make-believe, illusory, dreamed(a), visualized, legendary, fanciful, fantastical, illusive, hallucinatory, fictional, mythologic, eye-deceiving

  6. real(adj)

    not to be taken lightly

    "statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems"; "to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real"

    substantial, actual, tangible, material, veridical, existent, genuine, real(a), literal

    nominal, pretend, eye-deceiving, fancied, illusional, visualised, fantastical, pictured, hallucinatory, fabled, mythical, fantastic, intangible, fabulous, legendary, illusive, notional, visualized, illusionary, imaginary, fabricated, illusory, trompe-l'oeil(a), make-believe, unreal, unrealistic, mythological, dreamed(a), false, mythic, fictitious, abstract, envisioned, fictional, fanciful, frivolous, mythologic

  7. real, tangible(adj)

    capable of being treated as fact

    "tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"

    touchable, substantial, palpable, actual, tangible, material, veridical, existent, genuine, real(a), literal

    trompe-l'oeil(a), nominal, illusory, eye-deceiving, mythological, fancied, fabled, intangible, dreamed(a), mythical, fanciful, visualized, fabricated, pictured, pretend, visualised, hallucinatory, illusionary, fictional, envisioned, frivolous, unrealistic, imaginary, mythic, notional, make-believe, legendary, false, abstract, fantastic, fantastical, illusive, unreal, fictitious, illusional, fabulous, mythologic

  8. 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"

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

    abstract, visualized, illusionary, unreal, fabled, mythical, fictitious, trompe-l'oeil(a), envisioned, illusory, eye-deceiving, mythologic, hallucinatory, imaginary, fantastical, false, illusional, notional, fabulous, legendary, pictured, fictional, fanciful, dreamed(a), intangible, mythological, unrealistic, frivolous, fabricated, illusive, pretend, mythic, nominal, fantastic, make-believe, visualised, fancied

  9. real(adj)

    of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation

    "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"

    substantial, actual, tangible, material, veridical, existent, genuine, real(a), literal

    hallucinatory, illusive, fictional, dreamed(a), trompe-l'oeil(a), illusionary, unrealistic, fictitious, mythical, false, visualized, envisioned, pretend, fanciful, visualised, notional, illusional, abstract, unreal, fabulous, fantastic, mythic, fancied, make-believe, mythological, pictured, frivolous, imaginary, illusory, fantastical, intangible, legendary, nominal, eye-deceiving, mythologic, fabled, fabricated

  10. substantial, real, material(adj)

    having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary

    "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare

    actual, corporeal, veridical, real(a), substantial, significant, hearty, satisfying, substantive, solid, literal, material, square, genuine, strong, tangible, existent

    intangible, fictional, fabricated, illusive, mythological, false, illusional, nominal, unrealistic, abstract, illusory, mythologic, frivolous, eye-deceiving, envisioned, mythic, fabulous, illusionary, mythical, pretend, pictured, unreal, fantastical, fanciful, fancied, visualised, dreamed(a), legendary, trompe-l'oeil(a), make-believe, hallucinatory, imaginary, notional, fictitious, visualized, fabled, fantastic

  11. real(adj)

    (of property) fixed or immovable

    "real property consists of land and buildings"

    substantial, actual, tangible, material, veridical, existent, genuine, real(a), literal

    mythological, make-believe, fictional, fabled, fictitious, mythic, abstract, trompe-l'oeil(a), fantastic, fabulous, eye-deceiving, envisioned, illusive, pictured, fanciful, false, pretend, visualized, nominal, dreamed(a), imaginary, unrealistic, hallucinatory, legendary, fabricated, visualised, mythologic, illusionary, unreal, mythical, frivolous, illusional, notional, illusory, fancied, fantastical, intangible

  12. veridical, real(adverb)

    coinciding with reality

    "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson

    literal, actual, tangible, material, veridical, existent, genuine, real(a), substantial

    notional, false, visualized, pretend, hallucinatory, mythological, fantastic, illusive, intangible, eye-deceiving, nominal, visualised, pictured, imaginary, unrealistic, fantastical, fancied, envisioned, illusory, fabricated, frivolous, unreal, trompe-l'oeil(a), fabulous, fanciful, abstract, dreamed(a), mythical, mythologic, fabled, legendary, illusional, make-believe, fictitious, fictional, illusionary, mythic

  13. very, really, real, rattling(adverb)

    used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal

    "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn"

    in truth, truly, genuinely, really, actually, very, rattling

    visualised, make-believe, fantastic, illusional, fantastical, pretend, hallucinatory, pictured, dreamed(a), fancied, mythical, mythological, fabulous, false, fanciful, fictional, intangible, envisioned, legendary, eye-deceiving, abstract, mythic, imaginary, trompe-l'oeil(a), mythologic, fabricated, notional, visualized, illusionary, nominal, unreal, unrealistic, illusory, frivolous, fabled, fictitious, illusive

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. real

    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.

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. anti-virtual

    Submitted by elbertbud@gmail.com on June 24, 2020  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. real(a)

    genuine, veritable, actual, true

    fictitious, unreal, spurious, ostensible, artificial, feigned, sham

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How to use real in a sentence?

  1. Emmanuel Macron:

    He may be colorful sometimes but we all are at times, he's a character, but he's a leader with a real strategic vision. Those who didn't take him seriously were wrong.

  2. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel:

    There are serious questions about yesterday's shootings that must be answered in full by the Independent Police Review Authority's investigation, while their investigation is underway, we must also make real changes within our police department today and it is clear changes are needed to how officers respond to mental health crises.

  3. Edgar Wright:

    ' Aliens' is the template of how to write a great blockbuster, there's real skill to building the perfect roller coaster. ' Aliens' is example No. 1 of how brilliant action cinema can be.

  4. Christine McCracken:

    Retail is full, i don't anticipate any real shortages for the consumer.

  5. Luke Bartholomew:

    We shouldn't get carried away with the scale, it may boost inflation expectations at the margin, but will probably only have a small positive effect on Europe's real economy.

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  • حقيقي, ريالArabic
  • ысынBashkir
  • реалBulgarian
  • reálný, skutečnýCzech
  • wirklich, typisch, echt, real, reell, wahrGerman
  • Ρεάλ, αληθινός, πραγματικός, πραγματικός αριθμός, αυθεντικόςGreek
  • aŭtenta, reala, reela, veraEsperanto
  • realSpanish
  • واقعیPersian
  • real, todellinen, ehta, reaali-, aito, kunnon, kiinteä, oikea, tosi, reaalinenFinnish
  • vrai, vraie, réel, réelle, réalFrench
  • असली, सच्चाHindi
  • igazi, igaz, valódi, valósHungarian
  • իրական, անշարժArmenian
  • sattIcelandic
  • vera, vero, realeItalian
  • 現実, レアル, 本物, 本当, 実, 現実味, 実際, 不動産, 現実性, 実数, 現実に存在するJapanese
  • 실제, 레알Korean
  • naturalis, verus, solidusLatin
  • īsts, reāls, īstensLatvian
  • वास्तविकMarathi
  • reële, werkelijk, vast-, typisch, waar, echte, echt, real, oprecht, reëelDutch
  • virkeligNorwegian
  • realny, rzeczowy, prawdziwyPolish
  • realPortuguese
  • adevărat, real, prea, actual, superRomanian
  • настоящий, реал, реальный, недвижимый, действительный, истинныйRussian
  • सत्य, वास्तविकSanskrit
  • pravi, furam svoj fazon, stvaran, nekretninaSerbo-Croatian
  • verklig, reell, riktig, fast, äkta, typisk, sann, reale, realSwedish
  • వాస్తవ, నిజమైనTelugu
  • hakiki, doğruTurkish
  • thậtVietnamese

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