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Synonyms for reality
riˈæl ɪ tire·al·i·ty

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  1. realitynoun

    actuality, real world

  2. realitynoun

    The state of being actual or real.

    The reality of the crash scene on TV dawned upon him only when he saw the victim was no actor but his friend.

    real world, actuality

  3. realitynoun

    A real entity, event or other fact.

    The ultimate reality of life is it ends in death.

    real world, actuality

  4. realitynoun

    The entirety of all that is real.

    actuality, real world

  5. realitynoun

    An individual observer's own subjective perception of that which is real.

    actuality, real world

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reality

    Truth is primarily and verity is always a quality of thought or speech, especially of speech, as in exact conformity to fact. Veracity is properly a quality of a person, the habit of speaking and the disposition to speak the truth; a habitual liar may on some occasions speak the truth, but that does not constitute him a man of veracity; on the other hand, a person of undoubted veracity may state (through ignorance or misinformation) what is not the truth. Truthfulness is a quality that may inhere either in a person or in his statements or beliefs. Candor, frankness, honesty, and ingenuousness are allied with veracity, and verity with truth, while truthfulness may accord with either. Truth in a secondary sense may be applied to intellectual action or moral character, in the former case becoming a close synonym of veracity; as, I know him to be a man of truth.

    Compare synonyms for DECEPTION.

    candor, frankness, honesty, ingenuousness, truth, truthfulness, veracity, verity

    deceit, deception, delusion, duplicity, error, fabrication, falsehood, falseness, falsity, fiction, guile, imposture, lie, mendacity, untruth

Princeton's WordNet

  1. world, realitynoun

    all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you

    "his world was shattered"; "we live in different worlds"; "for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were"

    globe, humankind, public, human race, earthly concern, man, cosmos, humanity, world, creation, macrocosm, universe, worldly concern, populace, human beings, mankind, existence, realism, humans, realness, earth, domain

    unreality, irreality

  2. reality, realness, realismnoun

    the state of being actual or real

    "the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him"

    realism, naive realism, world, naturalism, realness, pragmatism

    unreality, irreality

  3. realitynoun

    the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be

    "businessmen have to face harsh realities"

    realism, world, realness

    irreality, unreality

  4. realitynoun

    the quality possessed by something that is real

    realism, world, realness

    unreality, irreality

Editors Contribution

  1. having existence

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. realitynoun

    truth, verity, actuality, fact, actual existence, matter of fact

  2. realitynoun

    (Law.) realty, immobility

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. realitynoun

    actuality, verity

    unreality, phantasm, simulation, phantom

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  1. Chris Walsh:

    It feels like [ legalization ] has to happen soon, but it might not happen how people think. You get a bill passed to allow banks to clearly serve this industry without a whole bunch of restrictions, and that could be pseudo-legalization, so, the actual move by the federal government to' legalize' marijuana or let states decide might not come for years ; but that reality might play out anyway with some other type of legislation.

  2. Gregory Pedrick:

    Sometime in spring, in early April, Denise Richards had a falling out with Denise Richards daughters and asked Charlie Sheen to take custody, that has been the reality since April of this year.

  3. Nate Parker:

    I've learned a lot in the last three years, it's been a journey of wisdom, talking to people ... and learning more about myself, the reality is I was quite tone deaf ... to a lot of the things that were happening in the climate, my response during that time, obviously hurt a lot of people, frustrated and angered a lot of people and I apologize to them. I'm still learning.

  4. Mark Mobius:

    They say they are opening the market, but in reality it is a very, very restricted opening, there are lots of ifs ... nd buts when it comes to actually making direct investments.

  5. Luigi Pirandello:

    You too must not count too much on your reality as you feel it today, since like yesterday, it may prove an illusion for you tomorrow.

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