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1. actual

adjective. ['ˈæktʃəwəl, ˈækʃəl'] presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible.

Synonyms

  • existent
  • actuality

Antonyms

  • rhetorical
  • inexact
  • figurative

Etymology

  • actual (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Actual

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Example sentences of the word actual


1. Adjective
The best way to represent sand in a diorama is to use actual sand.

Quotes containing the word actual


1. That's my actual payment, the fact that I can actually make something that I actually enjoy and put on repeat, and it's not related to anything else or anyone else's thoughts and ideas, it all came from me; I just love that aspect of it.
- Akon

2. When I travel, I draw and paint sketches which is great fun. And as long as you are fully aware that it has nothing to do with actual art, I think that's all right.
- Arne Jacobsen

3. People, I guess, generally come to see me do stand-up with a working knowledge of my broad sense of humor on 'The Daily Show'... I don't think anyone would mistake me as an actual anchor.
- John Oliver

2. actual

adjective. ['ˈæktʃəwəl, ˈækʃəl'] taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated.

Synonyms

  • existent

Antonyms

  • abstract
  • unrealistic

Etymology

  • actual (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. actual

adjective. ['ˈæktʃəwəl, ˈækʃəl'] being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something.

Synonyms

  • real
  • true
  • genuine

Antonyms

  • insubstantiality
  • insubstantial
  • frivolous
  • intangible

Etymology

  • actual (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. actual

adjective. ['ˈæktʃəwəl, ˈækʃəl'] existing in act or fact.

Synonyms

  • real
  • existent

Antonyms

  • unreality
  • counterfeit
  • insincere

Etymology

  • actual (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. actual

adjective. ['ˈæktʃəwəl, ˈækʃəl'] being or existing at the present moment.

Antonyms

  • fancy

Etymology

  • actual (Middle English (1100-1500))
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