Synonyms of really in English:


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1‘although he lived in a derelict house, he was really very wealthy’

in fact, in actual fact, actually, in reality, in point of fact, as a matter of fact, in truth, if truth be told, to tell the truth, in actuality
archaic in sooth

2‘he really likes her’

genuinely, truly, honestly
undoubtedly, without a doubt, indubitably, certainly, surely, assuredly, unquestionably, undeniably
archaic verily

3‘I bet this place is really spooky late at night’

very, extremely, thoroughly, decidedly, awfully, terribly, frightfully, dreadfully, fearfully, exceptionally, exceedingly, immensely, uncommonly, remarkably, eminently, extraordinarily, most, positively, downright
Scottish unco
North American quite
informal terrifically, tremendously, right, devilishly, ultra, too … for words, mucho, mega, seriously, majorly, oh-so, stinking
British informal jolly, ever so, dead, well, fair
North American informal real, mighty, awful, plumb, powerful, way, bitching
South African informal lekker
informal, dated devilish
archaic exceeding, sore

4‘his career is really over’

for all practical purposes, to all intents and purposes, virtually, just about, almost


1‘‘Apparently they've split up.’ ‘Really?’’

is that so, is that a fact, well I never, well I never did
go on, you don't say
informal well blow me down with a feather, well knock me down with a feather
British informal well I'll be blowed
North American informal well what do you know about that
archaic go to