Pronunciation of Actually
/ˈakt͡ʃuːə͡li/, /ˈakt‍ʃuːə‍li/, /ˈa_k_tʃ_uː_əl_i/

Synonyms for actually:

Sense 1

honestly, strangely, scarcely, veritable, evidently, unreal, certainly, clearly, doubtless, forsooth, look at, admittedly, possibly, can, virtually, hardly, currently, spring from, granted, surely, unquestionable, remarkably.

Sense 2

precise, get over, positive, get out, imagine, incredible, come from, simply, seriously.

Sense 3

now, even, sure, so, true, altogether, all, What.

Sense 4


Sense 5




in essence


in fact


in reality

in reality, fact.

in truth

truthfully, fairly, indeed, verily.

Other synonyms and related words:

indeed, altogether, now, strangely, truthfully, even, doubtless, certainly, genuinely, veritable, quite, forsooth, virtually, certifiably, in reality, currently, rattling, possibly, unreal, evidently, bottom, clearly, real, substance, scarcely, What, surely, incredible, in truth, granted, true, remarkably, all, reality, fact, honestly, admittedly, simply, unquestionable, veritably, very, seriously, hardly, fairly, verily, sure.

truly real, existent (adjective)

literally, genuinely, indeed, absolutely, in reality, in truth, veritably, very, really.

all (adverb)


literally (adverb)

literally, authentically, explicitly, precisely, prosaically, exactly, accurately.

really (adverb)

quite, absolutely, positively, really, truly.

substantially (adverb)

considerably, materially, importantly, essentially, substantially, immanently, meaningfully, significantly, tangibly, physically.

completely (adverb)


de facto (adverb)


literally (adverb)

literally, authentically, explicitly, precisely, prosaically, exactly, accurately.

materially (adverb)

tangibly, physically.

quite (adverb)

in truth, in reality.

really (adverb)

genuinely, authentically, really, positively, truly, admittedly, absolutely, verily.

substantially (adverb)

really, physically, meaningfully, importantly, immanently, essentially, materially, considerably, significantly, tangibly, substantially.

Sense 1 (noun)

evidently, certainly, clearly, simply, surely.

Sense 2 (noun)

true, indeed.

Sense 3 (noun)

now, currently, hardly, scarcely.

Sense 4 (noun)

sure, all-right.

actually (noun)

really, in reality.

in truth (noun)

true, fairly, indeed, truthfully, verily.

Usage examples for actually:

  • The fellow actually had sent him a message. - "An Outcast of the Islands", Joseph Conrad.
  • That he could actually talk to me never entered my head. - "Peggy Stewart at School", Gabrielle E. Jackson.
  • " I understand," said the Home Secretary, " that this man Lyndon is actually here." - "A Rogue by Compulsion", Victor Bridges.

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