Synonyms of actual in English:


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See Spanish definition of real


1‘they suffered actual physical harm’

real, true, genuine, authentic, verified, attested, confirmed, definite, hard, plain, clear, clear-cut, undeniable, veritable
existing, existent, manifest, substantial, non-fictional, factual, unquestionable, indisputable
effective, realistic
de facto, bona fide
informal real live, honest-to-goodness, your actual
rare unimaginary

notional, non-existent


    in actual fact

    ‘the sale of shares, which had been criticized for not having been adequately publicized, was in actual fact over-subscribed’

    really, in fact, in actuality, in point of fact, as a matter of fact, in reality, actually, in truth, if truth be told, to tell the truth
    dated indeed, truly
    archaic in sooth, verily
    rare in the concrete