- 1. real number, real, complex number, complex quantity, imaginary number, imaginary
- usage: any rational or irrational number
- 2. real, Brazilian monetary unit
- usage: the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos
- 3. real, coin
- usage: an old small silver Spanish coin
- 1. real (vs. unreal), existent, actual, actual, factual, objective, documentary, historical, concrete, genuine#1, echt, realistic, sincere
- usage: being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow
- 2. real(prenominal) (vs. unreal), proper(prenominal), true(prenominal)
- usage: no less than what is stated; worthy of the name; "the real reason"; "real war"; "a real friend"; "a real woman"; "meat and potatoes--I call that a real meal"; "it's time he had a real job"; "it's no penny-ante job--he's making real money"
- 3. real, serious (vs. frivolous)
- usage: not to be taken lightly; "statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems"; "to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real"
- 4. real, tangible, concrete (vs. abstract)
- usage: capable of being treated as fact; "tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"
- 5. actual, genuine, literal, real, true (vs. false)
- usage: being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma"
- 6. real (vs. nominal)
- usage: of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation; "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"
- 7. substantial (vs. insubstantial), real, material, material
- usage: having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare
- 8. real, tangible (vs. intangible)
- usage: (of property) fixed or immovable; "real property consists of land and buildings"
- 9. veridical, real, realistic (vs. unrealistic)
- usage: coinciding with reality; "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson
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- 1. very, really, real, rattling
- usage: used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal; "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn"
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