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[ ak-choo-uh-lee ]SEE DEFINITION OF actually

Synonyms for actually

  • absolutely
  • indeed
  • literally
  • really
  • very
  • as a matter of fact
  • de facto
  • genuinely
  • in fact
  • in point of fact
  • in reality
  • in truth
  • veritably
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACTUALLY

To the disgust of the latter, Robert actually had the presumption to walk home with Hester.

He has the soul of a merchant tailor, actually, but not the tailor's manhood.

In some countries it actually took the place of the old tribal dialect.

The picture is almost comic in its incongruity with what actually is.

They all laughed, not boisterously, actually an appreciative laugh.

And he had actually given that ring into the keeping of this girl!

Some of them, I have been given to understand, were actually in the pocket of her coat.

It is a solemn fact that in this greater excitement he had actually forgotten it!

It was impossible to persuade Wellington that he was beaten until he actually was beaten.

And even this is a dangerous simplification of what actually occurs.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "in fact, in reality" (as opposed to in possibility), from actual + -ly (2). Meaning "actively, vigorously" is from mid-15c.; that of "at this time, at present" is from 1660s. As an intensive added to a statement and suggesting "as a matter of fact, really, in truth" it is attested from 1762.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ACTUALLY

absolutely

adverbcertainly, without question

ipso facto

adverbby the fact itself
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