Synonyms of really in English:


See definition of really


1‘although he lived in a derelict house, he was really very wealthy’


in fact, in actual fact, actually, in reality, in point of fact, as a matter of fact, in truth, if truth be told, to tell the truth, in actuality

archaic in sooth

2‘he really likes her’


genuinely, truly, honestly

undoubtedly, without a doubt, indubitably, certainly, surely, assuredly, unquestionably, undeniably


archaic verily

3‘I bet this place is really spooky late at night’


very, extremely, thoroughly, decidedly, awfully, terribly, frightfully, dreadfully, fearfully, exceptionally, exceedingly, immensely, uncommonly, remarkably, eminently, extraordinarily, most, positively, downright


Scottish unco

North American quite


informal terrifically, tremendously, right, devilishly, ultra, too … for words, mucho, mega, seriously, majorly, oh-so, stinking

British informal jolly, ever so, dead, well, fair

North American informal real, mighty, awful, plumb, powerful, way, bitching

South African informal lekker

dated, informal devilish

archaic exceeding, sore

4‘his career is really over’


for all practical purposes, to all intents and purposes, virtually, just about, almost


1‘‘Apparently they've split up.’ ‘Really?’’


is that so, is that a fact, well I never, well I never did

go on, you don't say

informal well blow me down with a feather, well knock me down with a feather

British informal well I'll be blowed

North American informal well what do you know about that

archaic go to