Really

Really
This is one of those words where you say almost the same thing as us, but just can't be fagged to finish it off. The word is "really", not real. You say things like it's real hot, something's real cool, a baby is real cute. If we said that we would be sent to the back of the class for our grammar - or lack of it!

The American's guide to speaking British. 2013.

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  • Really — Re al*ly (r[=e] al*l[y^]), adv. In a real manner; with or in reality; actually; in truth. [1913 Webster] Whose anger is really but a short fit of madness. Swift. [1913 Webster] Note: Really is often used familiarly as a slight corroboration of an …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Really — Album par J.J. Cale Sortie 30 novembre 1972 Enregistrement Avril à juillet 1972 Durée 30:55 Genre Rock Producteur Audie Ashworth …   Wikipédia en Français

  • really — c.1400, originally in reference to the presence of Christ in the Eucharist, from REAL (Cf. real) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Sense of actually is from early 15c. Purely emphatic use dates from c.1600; interrogative use (oh, really?) is first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • really — [rē′ə lē, rē′lē] adv. [ME rialliche: see REAL1 & LY2] 1. in reality; in fact; actually 2. truly or genuinely [a really hot day] interj. indeed: used to express surprise, irritation, doubt, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Really — Re al*ly (r[=a] [aum]l*l[=e] ), adv. Royally. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • really — index purely (positively) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • really — [adv] without a doubt absolutely, actually, admittedly, as a matter of fact, assuredly, authentically, beyond doubt, categorically, certainly, de facto, easily, for real*, genuinely, honestly, in actuality, indeed, indubitably, in effect, in fact …   New thesaurus

  • really — ► ADVERB 1) in reality; in actual fact. 2) very; thoroughly. ► EXCLAMATION 1) expressing interest, surprise, doubt, or protest. 2) chiefly US expressing agreement …   English terms dictionary

  • really — [[t]ri͟ːəli[/t]] ♦ 1) ADV: usu ADV with v (emphasis) You can use really to emphasize a statement. [SPOKEN] I m very sorry. I really am... It really is best to manage without any medication if you possibly can... I really do feel that some people… …   English dictionary

  • really — adverb 1 THE REAL SITUATION used when you are saying what is actually the truth of a situation, rather than what people might wrongly think: What really happened? | Oliver was not really her cousin. | You are pretending to be annoyed, but you re… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • really — real|ly W1S1 [ˈrıəli] adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(very)¦ 2¦(the real situation)¦ 3¦(definitely)¦ 4¦(not true)¦ 5 6 not really 7 should/ought really 8 really and truly ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(VERY)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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