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English definition of “really”


adverb (NOT IMAGINARY)    /ˈrɪə.li/ US  /ˈriː.ə-/
B1 in fact : He isn't really angry - he's just pretending . You don't really expect them to refuse , do you?True, real, false, and unreal A2 used to say that something is certain : Thank you, but I really couldn't eat another thing. He's really going to do it this time .CertaintyConfidence and self-assurance Grammar:ReallyWe use the adverb really when we want to emphasise something:
(Definition of really adverb (NOT IMAGINARY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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