Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun real

3 senses of real

Sense 1
real number, real -- (any rational or irrational number)
       => complex number, complex quantity, imaginary number, imaginary -- ((mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1)

Sense 2
real -- (the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos)
       => Brazilian monetary unit -- (monetary unit in Brazil)

Sense 3
real -- (an old small silver Spanish coin)
       => coin -- (a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money)

Antonyms of adj real

9 senses of real

Sense 1
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)

unreal (vs. real) -- (lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news")
        => dreamed (prenominal) -- (conceived of or imagined or hoped for; "his dreamed symphony that would take the world of music by storm")
        => envisioned, pictured, visualized, visualised -- (seen in the mind as a mental image; "the glory of his envisioned future"; "the snow-covered Alps pictured in her imagination"; "the visualized scene lacked the ugly details of real life")
        => eye-deceiving, trompe-l'oeil (prenominal) -- (creating the illusion of seeing reality; "the visual deception of trompe-l'oeil art")
        => fabled, legendary -- (celebrated in fable or legend; "the fabled Paul Bunyan and his blue ox"; "legendary exploits of Jesse James")
        => fabricated, fancied, fictional, fictitious -- (formed or conceived by the imagination; "a fabricated excuse for his absence"; "a fancied wrong"; "a fictional character")
        => fabulous, mythic, mythical, mythologic, mythological -- (based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity; "mythical centaurs"; "the fabulous unicorn")
        => fanciful, imaginary, notional -- (not based on fact; unreal; "the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt; "a small child's imaginary friends"; "to create a notional world for oneself")
        => fantastic, fantastical -- (existing in fancy only; "fantastic figures with bulbous heads the circumference of a bushel"- Nathaniel Hawthorne)
        => hallucinatory -- (characterized by or characteristic of hallucination ; "the bizarre hallucinatory dreams of fever"- Jean Stafford)
        => illusional, illusionary -- (marked by or producing illusion; "illusionary stage effects")
        => illusive, illusory -- (based on or having the nature of an illusion; "illusive hopes of finding a better job"; "Secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy")
        => make-believe, pretend -- (imagined as in a play; "the make-believe world of theater"; "play money"; "dangling their legs in the water to catch pretend fish")

Sense 2
real (prenominal) (vs. unreal) -- (no less than what is stated; worthy of the name; "the real reason"; "real war"; "a real friend"; "a real woman"; "meat and potatoes--I call that a real meal"; "it's time he had a real job"; "it's no penny-ante job--he's making real money")

unreal (vs. real) -- (not actually such; being or seeming fanciful or imaginary; "this conversation is getting more and more unreal"; "the fantastically unreal world of government bureaucracy"; "the unreal world of advertising art")
        => deceptive, delusory -- (causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true; "deceptive calm"; "a delusory pleasure")
        => dreamlike, surreal -- (resembling a dream; "night invested the lake with a dreamlike quality"; "as irrational and surreal as a dream")
        => phantom -- (something apparently sensed but having no physical reality; "seemed to hear faint phantom bells"; "the amputee's illusion of a phantom limb")

Sense 3
real -- (not to be taken lightly; "statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems"; "to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real")

INDIRECT (VIA serious) -> frivolous -- (not serious in content or attitude or behavior; "a frivolous novel"; "a frivolous remark"; "a frivolous young woman")

Sense 4
real, tangible -- (capable of being treated as fact; "tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor")

INDIRECT (VIA concrete) -> abstract -- (existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; "abstract words like `truth' and `justice'")

Sense 5
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 6
real (vs. nominal) -- (of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation; "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages")

nominal (vs. real) -- (of, relating to, or characteristic of an amount that is not adjusted for inflation; "the nominal GDP"; "nominal interest rates")

Sense 7
substantial (vs. insubstantial), real, material -- (having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare)


Sense 8
real -- ((of property) fixed or immovable; "real property consists of land and buildings")

INDIRECT (VIA tangible) -> intangible -- ((of especially business assets) not having physical substance or intrinsic productive value; "intangible assets such as good will")

Sense 9
veridical, real -- (coinciding with reality; "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson)

INDIRECT (VIA realistic) -> unrealistic -- (not realistic; "unrealistic expectations"; "prices at unrealistic high levels")

Similarity of adj real

9 senses of real

Sense 1
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)
       => actual -- (taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated; "we saw the actual wedding on television"; "filmed the actual beating")
       => actual, factual -- (existing in act or fact; "rocks and trees...the actual world"; "actual heroism"; "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced")
       => objective, documentary -- (emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation; "objective art")
       => historical -- (having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary; "the historical Jesus"; "doubt that a historical Camelot every existed"; "actual historical events")
          Also See-> concrete#1; genuine#1, echt#1; realistic#1; sincere#1

Sense 2
real (prenominal) (vs. unreal) -- (no less than what is stated; worthy of the name; "the real reason"; "real war"; "a real friend"; "a real woman"; "meat and potatoes--I call that a real meal"; "it's time he had a real job"; "it's no penny-ante job--he's making real money")
       => proper (prenominal) -- (having all the qualities typical of the thing specified; "wanted a proper dinner; not just a snack"; "he finally has a proper job")
       => true (prenominal) -- (rightly so called; "true courage"; "a spirit which true men have always admired"; "a true friend")

Sense 3
real -- (not to be taken lightly; "statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems"; "to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real")
       => serious (vs. frivolous) -- (concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; "a serious student of history"; "a serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or joking?"; "Don't be so serious!")

Sense 4
real, tangible -- (capable of being treated as fact; "tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor")
       => concrete (vs. abstract) -- (capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary; "concrete objects such as trees")

Sense 5
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 6
real (vs. nominal) -- (of, relating to, or representing an amount that is corrected for inflation; "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages")

Sense 7
substantial (vs. insubstantial), real, material -- (having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare)
          Also See-> material#2

Sense 8
real -- ((of property) fixed or immovable; "real property consists of land and buildings")
       => tangible (vs. intangible) -- ((of especially business assets) having physical substance and intrinsic monetary value ; "tangible property like real estate"; "tangible assets such as machinery")

Sense 9
veridical, real -- (coinciding with reality; "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson)
       => realistic (vs. unrealistic) -- (aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are; "a realistic description"; "a realistic view of the possibilities"; "a realistic appraisal of our chances"; "the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans")

Synonyms of adv real

1 sense of real

Sense 1
very, really, real, rattling -- (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")

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