Antonyms of adj actual

5 senses of actual

Sense 1
actual (vs. potential), existent -- (presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible; "the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"; "actual and imagined conditions")

potential (vs. actual), possible -- (existing in possibility; "a potential problem"; "possible uses of nuclear power")
        => latent -- (potentially existing but not presently evident or realized; "a latent fingerprint"; "latent talent")

Sense 2
actual -- (taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated; "we saw the actual wedding on television"; "filmed the actual beating")

INDIRECT (VIA real) -> unreal -- (lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news")

Sense 3
actual, genuine, literal, real -- (being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma")

INDIRECT (VIA true) -> false -- (not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality; "gave false testimony under oath"; "false tales of bravery")

Sense 4
actual, factual -- (existing in act or fact; "rocks and trees...the actual world"; "actual heroism"; "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced")

INDIRECT (VIA real) -> unreal -- (lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news")

Sense 5
actual -- (being or existing at the present moment; "the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West")

INDIRECT (VIA current) -> noncurrent -- (not current or belonging to the present time)

Similarity of adj actual

5 senses of actual

Sense 1
actual (vs. potential), existent -- (presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible; "the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"; "actual and imagined conditions")
       => effective -- (existing in fact; not theoretical; real; "a decline in the effective demand"; "confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done")

Sense 2
actual -- (taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated; "we saw the actual wedding on television"; "filmed the actual beating")
       => real (vs. unreal), existent -- (being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow)

Sense 3
actual, genuine, literal, real -- (being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma")
       => true (vs. false) -- (consistent with fact or reality; not false; "the story is true"; "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true"- B. Russell; "the true meaning of the statement")

Sense 4
actual, factual -- (existing in act or fact; "rocks and trees...the actual world"; "actual heroism"; "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced")
       => real (vs. unreal), existent -- (being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow)

Sense 5
actual -- (being or existing at the present moment; "the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West")
       => current (vs. noncurrent) -- (occurring in or belonging to the present time; "current events"; "the current topic"; "current negotiations"; "current psychoanalytic theories"; "the ship's current position")

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