Synonyms of real in English:

real


See definition of real

adjective

1‘she treats fictional characters as if they were real people’

SYNONYMS

actual, existent, non-fictional, non-fictitious, factual

historical

material, physical, tangible, concrete, palpable, corporeal, substantial

rare unimaginary, veridical

ANTONYMS

unreal, imaginary

2‘do you think it could be real gold?’

SYNONYMS

genuine, authentic, bona fide, pukka

informal honest-to-goodness, your actual, kosher

ANTONYMS

imitation, fake

3‘it's not my real name’

SYNONYMS

true, actual

4‘there were tears of real grief in his eyes’

SYNONYMS

sincere, genuine, true, unfeigned, unpretended, heartfelt, from the heart, unaffected, earnest, wholehearted, fervent, honest, truthful

ANTONYMS

false

5‘he was a real man with manly pursuits’

SYNONYMS

proper, true, rightly so called

informal regular

archaic very

6‘you made me look a real idiot’

SYNONYMS

complete, utter, thorough, absolute, total, prize, perfect, veritable

British informal right, proper

NZ Australian informal fair

archaic arrant


adverb

1‘that was real good of you’

SYNONYMS

very, extremely, exceedingly, exceptionally, especially, tremendously, immensely, vastly, hugely

extraordinarily, extra, excessively, overly, over, abundantly, inordinately, singularly, significantly, distinctly, outstandingly, uncommonly, unusually, decidedly, particularly, eminently, supremely, highly, remarkably, really, truly, mightily, thoroughly

all that, to a great extent, most, so, too

Scottish unco

très

Northern English right

terrifically, awfully, terribly, devilishly, madly, majorly, seriously, desperately, mega, ultra, oh-so, too-too, stinking, mucho, damn, damned, too … for words

dated devilish, hellish, frightfully

British ever so, well, bloody, jolly, dead, dirty, fair

mighty, powerful, awful, plumb, darned, way, bitching, mad

South African lekker

archaic exceeding, sore