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Truly vs. Really

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  • Truly (adverb)

    In accordance with the facts; truthfully, accurately.

  • Truly (adverb)

    Honestly, genuinely, in fact, really.

    "That is truly all I know."

    "Truly, that is all I know."

  • Truly (adverb)

    Very.

    "You are truly silly."

  • Really (adverb)

    In a way or manner that is real, not unreal.

  • Really (adverb)

    Actually; in fact; in reality.

    ""He really is a true friend." / "Really? What makes you so sure?""

  • Really (adverb)

    Very (modifying an adjective); very much (modifying a verb).

    "But ma, I really, really want to go to the show!"

  • Really (interjection)

    Indicating surprise at, or requesting confirmation of, some new information; to express skepticism.

    "A: He won the Nobel Prize yesterday."

    "B: Really?"

  • Really (interjection)

    Indicating that what was just said was obvious and unnecessary; contrived incredulity

    "A: I've just been reading Shakespeare - he's one of the best authors like, ever!"

    "B: Really."

  • Really (interjection)

    Indicating affirmation, agreement.

    "A: That girl talks about herself way too much."

    "B: Really. She's a nightmare."

  • Really (interjection)

    Indicating displeasure at another person's behaviour or statement.

    "Well, really! How rude."

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Truly (adverb)

    In a true manner; according to truth; in agreement with fact; as, to state things truly; the facts are truly represented.

  • Truly (adverb)

    Exactly; justly; precisely; accurately; as, to estimate truly the weight of evidence.

  • Truly (adverb)

    Sincerely; honestly; really; faithfully; as, to be truly attached to a lover; the citizens are truly loyal to their prince or their country.

  • Truly (adverb)

    Conformably to law; legally; legitimately.

  • Truly (adverb)

    In fact; in deed; in reality; in truth.

  • Really (adverb)

    Royally.

  • Really (adverb)

    In a real manner; with or in reality; actually; in truth.

Webster Dictionary
  • Truly (adverb)

    in accordance with truth or fact or reality;

    "she was now truly American"

    "a genuinely open society"

    "they don't really listen to us"

  • Truly (adverb)

    by right;

    "baseball rightfully is the nation's pastime"

  • Truly (adverb)

    with sincerity; without pretense;

    "she praised him sincerely for his victory"

    "was unfeignedly glad to see his old teacher"

    "we are truly sorry for the inconvenience"

  • Truly (adverb)

    in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers);

    "in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire"

    "really, you shouldn't have done it"

    "a truly awful book"

  • Really (adverb)

    in accordance with truth or fact or reality;

    "she was now truly American"

    "a genuinely open society"

    "they don't really listen to us"

  • Really (adverb)

    in actual fact;

    "to be nominally but not actually independent"

    "no one actually saw the shark"

    "large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt"

  • Really (adverb)

    in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers);

    "in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire"

    "really, you shouldn't have done it"

    "a truly awful book"

  • Really (adverb)

    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"

Princeton's WordNet

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