realadjectiveuk /rɪəl/ us /riː.əl/
real adjective (NOT IMAGINARY)
- She has a real feel for language.
- Was King Arthur a real or a legendary character?
- Politicians these days are more interested in playing to the gallery than exercising real influence on world events.
- Most modern kings and queens rule their countries only in a formal way, without real power.
- The main political parties are merely shadow-boxing, instead of tackling the real economic problems facing this country.
real adjective (NOT FALSE)
- You can always tell a real bow tie from one that clips on.
- "Is that real fur on your collar?" "Certainly not - I only wear fake fur."
- Those flowers aren't real - they're made of plastic.
- George Orwell was a pseudonym - his real name was Eric Blair.
- It turned out that he wasn't a real doctor at all - he was just a sham.
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real adjective (IMPORTANT)
- Knowledge of languages is a real asset in this sort of work.
- My one real vice is chocolate.
- Creativity, ingenuity and flair are the songwriter's real talents.
- The real disease affecting the country is inflation.
- The proposal was dismissed as a diversionary tactic intended to distract attention from the real problems.
real adjective (VERY GREAT)