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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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How to use reality in a sentence?

  1. Paul Chesterton:

    The problems have not gone away...The movement of currencies is still bubbling away underneath, it's a little bit of a reality check after the strong recovery.

  2. Hisao Tanaka:

    It's not my understanding that I gave orders for improper accounting, but the reality is that such an observation has been made.

  3. Ricky Garza:

    The clients are extremely anxious right now, i think it's hard because we understand the wider reality that all of this could go away but at the same time in every individual case, there's not any recognition in the court filings from the government that things could change. This is a priority.

  4. Ramon Quintana:

    Any deviations from these scenarios means that reality can go beyond what is expected in the exercise, this is why it is very important to avoid any deviation from the economic growth expected.

  5. Bob Woodward:

    I've never seen an instance when the President is so detached from the reality of what's going on, this has not been treated seriously enough. Some of the things President Donald Trump did and does jeopardize the real national security.

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    An antonym of "spellbound"
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    • B. fascinated
    • C. transfixed
    • D. mesmerized

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