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Meaning of ACTUALLY

Pronunciation:  'akchooulee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly; "you may actually be doing the right thing by walking out"; "she actually spoke Latin"; "they thought they made the rules but in reality they were only puppets"; "people who seem stand-offish are in reality often simply nervous"
  2. [adv]  in actual fact; "to be nominally but not actually independent"; "no one actually saw the shark"; "large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt"
  3. [adv]  as a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis; "actually, we all help clear up after a meal"; "actually, I haven't seen the film"; "I'm not all that surprised actually"; "she hasn't proved to be too satisfactory, actually"
  4. [adv]  at the present moment; "the transmission screen shows the picture that is actually on the air"

ACTUALLY is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: in reality, really



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ac"tu*al*ly\, adv.
1. Actively. [Obs.] ``Neither actually . . . nor passively.''

2. In act or in fact; really; in truth; positively.

Thesaurus Terms
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