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Synonyms for reality
riˈæl ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. world, reality(noun)

    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, realism(noun)

    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. reality(noun)

    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. reality(noun)

    the quality possessed by something that is real

    realism, world, realness

    unreality, irreality


  1. reality(noun)

    actuality, real world

  2. reality(noun)

    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. reality(noun)

    A real entity, event or other fact.

    The ultimate reality of life is it ends in death.

    real world, actuality

  4. reality(noun)

    The entirety of all that is real.

    actuality, real world

  5. reality(noun)

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reality

    verity, substance, truth, existence, genuineness, substantiality

    fiction, falsehood, untruth, hypothesis, supposition, image, fancy, shadow, figment, fabrication, insubstantiality, emptiness, hollowness, chimera, unreality

Editors Contribution

  1. having existence

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reality(n.)

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

  2. reality(n.)

    (Law.) realty, immobility

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reality(n)

    actuality, verity

    unreality, phantasm, simulation, phantom

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    fact, realities, truth, realistic, practice, actuality, realism, situation, actual

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How to use reality in a sentence?

  1. Stephen Colbert:

    I know there's some polls out there saying that this man has a 32% approval rating. But guys like us, we don't pay attention to the polls. We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking in 'reality.' And reality has a well-known liberal bias.

  2. Milwaukee Bucks:

    The common denominator in all of these situations has been racism towards the minority community, the abuse of power, and the lack of accountability for officers involved. The lack of repercussions for the police officers involved in so many of these cases is offensive. This is a slap in the face to the victims’ families and communities, black men shouldn’t have to have their guard up and instantly be on the defensive when seeing a police officer, but it’s our reality and a real problem. There must be mutual respect and both sides have to figure out how to accomplish this.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Under the beautiful moonlight, there remains no ugly reality; even muds turn into the diamonds!

  4. Hermann Hesse:

    There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.

  5. Pete Buttigieg:

    As President Obama commented recently, we are not in a different reality than we were even 12 years ago, i think it's unfortunate that we have someone on this stage that is attempting to be the Democratic nominee for the president of United States who during the President Obama administration has spent four years full-time on Fox News criticizing President President Obama.

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