Synonyms of actual


1. actual (vs. potential), existent, effective

usage: presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible; "the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"; "actual and imagined conditions"

2. actual, real (vs. unreal), existent

usage: taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated; "we saw the actual wedding on television"; "filmed the actual beating"

3. actual, genuine, literal, real, true (vs. false)

usage: 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"

4. actual, factual, real (vs. unreal), existent

usage: existing in act or fact; "rocks and trees...the actual world"; "actual heroism"; "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced"

5. actual, current (vs. noncurrent)

usage: being or existing at the present moment; "the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West"

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Definition and meaning of actual (Dictionary)