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real

 
Adjective real has 11 senses
  1. real, existent - 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!"- Longfellow
    Antonyms: unreal, dreamed, envisioned, pictured, visualized, visualised, eye-deceiving, trompe-l'oeil, fabled, legendary, fabricated, fancied, fictional, fictitious, invented, made-up, fabulous, mythic, mythical, mythologic, mythological, fanciful, imaginary, imagined, notional, fantastic, fantastical, hallucinatory, illusional, illusionary, illusive, illusory, make-believe, pretend
  2. real - 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"
    Antonyms:
    unreal, deceptive, delusory, dreamlike, surreal, phantom
  3. actual, genuine, literal, real - being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma"
    Antonym: false (indirect, via true)
  4. real, true - not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin; "real mink"; "true gold"
    Antonyms: counterfeit, imitative (indirect, via genuine)
  5. real - 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"
    Antonym:
    frivolous (indirect, via serious)
  6. real, tangible - possible to be treated as fact; "tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"
    Antonym: abstract (indirect, via concrete)
  7. real - being value measured in terms of purchasing power; "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"
    Antonym:
    nominal
  8. substantial, real, material - having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare
  9. real - (of property) fixed or immovable; "real property consists of land and buildings; real estate"
    Antonym:
    intangible (indirect, via tangible)
  10. veridical, real - coinciding with reality; "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson
    Antonym: unrealistic (indirect, via realistic)
  11. real - founded on practical matters; "a recent graduate experiencing the real world for the first time"
    Antonym:
    unrealistic (indirect, via realistic)
Adverbial real has 1 sense
  1. very, really, real, rattling - used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal; "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn"
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