actual[ ak-choo-uhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF actual
Synonyms for actual
- for real
- honest injun
- honest to God
- sure enough
Antonyms for actual
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACTUAL
He waited an eternity; in actual time it was exactly ten minutes.
Yet, I repeat, man is potentially a man, however far he may be from actual manhood.
In more than one case, we seem to detect an actual portrait.
And always they brought their theology to the test of actual life.
Indeed there is no reason that an actual economy should not be effected.
There has not yet been much opportunity to test the airship in actual warfare.
If the animal spirits fail, they represent it as an actual temptation.
For ash, however, the actual character 'æ' represents the long vowel.
How could he carry out his promise to Mira, if she should be in actual danger?
It is not enough to tell others what they are to do, but to exhibit the actual example of doing.
early 14c., "pertaining to an action," from Old French actuel "now existing, up to date" (13c.), from Late Latin actualis "active, pertaining to action," adjectival form of Latin actus (see act (n.)). The broader sense of "real, existing" (as opposed to potential, ideal, etc.) is from late 14c.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ACTUAL
- according to Hoyle
- cooking with gas
- dead on
- for sure
- free of error
- on target
- on the ball
- on the beam
- on the button
- on the money
- on the nose
- on track
- right as rain
- right on
- right stuff