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'real' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'real'
1. 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!
2. 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
3. being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
4. 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
5. capable of being treated as fact
his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor
6. being value measured in terms of purchasing power
real prices
real income
real wages
7. having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary
8. (of property) fixed or immovable
real property consists of land and buildings
9. coinciding with reality

'real' - used as a adverb
10. used as intensifiers; 'real' is sometimes used informally for 'really'; 'rattling' is informal
I'm real sorry about it

'real' - used as a noun
11. any rational or irrational number
12. an old small silver Spanish coin

derived forms
1. Real / Plural
reals
2. Real / Comparitive
realer
3. Real / Superlative
realest
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  • unreal
  • nominal
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