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Truly vs. Really

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Trulyadverb

(manner) In accordance with the facts; truthfully, accurately.

Reallyadverb

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

Trulyadverb

(modal) Honestly, genuinely, in fact, really.

‘That is truly all I know.’; ‘Truly, that is all I know.’;

Reallyadverb

(modal) Actually; in fact; in reality.

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

Trulyadverb

(degree) Very.

‘You are truly silly.’;

Reallyadverb

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

‘But ma, I really, really want to go to the show!’;

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Trulyadverb

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

‘I can not truly say how I came here.’;

Reallyinterjection

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

‘A: He won the Nobel Prize yesterday.’; ‘B: Really?’;

Trulyadverb

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

Reallyinterjection

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.’;

Trulyadverb

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

Reallyinterjection

Indicating affirmation, agreement.

‘A: That girl talks about herself way too much.’; ‘B: Really. She's a nightmare.’;

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Trulyadverb

Conformably to law; legally; legitimately.

‘His innocent babe [is] truly begotten.’;

Reallyinterjection

Indicating displeasure at another person's behaviour or statement.

‘Well, really! How rude.’;

Trulyadverb

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

‘Beauty is excelled by manly graceAnd wisdom, which alone is truly fair.’;

Reallyadverb

Royally.

Trulyadverb

in accordance with truth or fact or reality;

‘she was now truly American’; ‘a genuinely open society’; ‘they don't really listen to us’;

Reallyadverb

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

‘Whose anger is really but a short fit of madness.’; ‘Why, really, sixty-five is somewhat old.’;

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Trulyadverb

by right;

‘baseball rightfully is the nation's pastime’;

Reallyadverb

in accordance with truth or fact or reality;

‘she was now truly American’; ‘a genuinely open society’; ‘they don't really listen to us’;

Trulyadverb

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’;

Reallyadverb

in actual fact;

‘to be nominally but not actually independent’; ‘no one actually saw the shark’; ‘large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt’;

Trulyadverb

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’;

Reallyadverb

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’;

Trulyadverb

in a truthful way

‘he speaks truly’;

Reallyadverb

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’;

Trulyadverb

used to emphasize emotional sincerity or seriousness

‘it is truly a privilege to be here’; ‘I'm truly sorry, but I can't join you today’;

Trulyadverb

to the fullest degree; genuinely or properly

‘management does not truly understand about the residents’;

Trulyadverb

absolutely or completely (used for emphasis)

‘a truly dreadful song’;

Trulyadverb

in actual fact or without doubt; really

‘this is truly a miracle’;

Trulyadverb

loyally or faithfully

‘why cannot all masters be served truly?’;

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