Synonyms for (noun) real

Synonyms: real

Definition: an old small silver Spanish coin

Similar words: coin

Definition: a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money


Synonyms: real

Definition: the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos

Similar words: Brazilian monetary unit

Definition: monetary unit in Brazil


Synonyms: real, real number

Definition: any rational or irrational number

Similar words: complex number, complex quantity, imaginary, imaginary number

Definition: (mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1

Synonyms for (adjective) real

Synonyms: real, tangible

Definition: capable of being treated as fact

Usage: tangible evidence; his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor

Similar words: concrete

Definition: capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary

Usage: concrete objects such as trees


Synonyms: existent, real

Definition: being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory

Usage: real objects; real people; not ghosts; a film based on real life; a real illness; real humility; Life is real! Life is earnest!- Longfellow

Similar words: actual

Definition: taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated

Usage: we saw the actual wedding on television; filmed the actual beating


Similar words: actual, factual

Definition: existing in act or fact

Usage: rocks and trees...the actual world; actual heroism; the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced


Similar words: documentary, objective

Definition: emphasizing or expressing things as perceived without distortion of personal feelings, insertion of fictional matter, or interpretation

Usage: objective art


Similar words: historical

Definition: having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary

Usage: the historical Jesus; doubt that a historical Camelot every existed; actual historical events


Synonyms: real

Definition: no less than what is stated; worthy of the name

Usage: 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

Similar words: proper

Definition: having all the qualities typical of the thing specified

Usage: wanted a proper dinner; not just a snack; he finally has a proper job


Similar words: true

Definition: rightly so called

Usage: true courage; a spirit which true men have always admired; a true friend


Synonyms: real, veridical

Definition: coinciding with reality

Usage: perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception- F.A.Olafson

Similar words: realistic

Definition: aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are

Usage: 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: real

Definition: not to be taken lightly

Usage: statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems; to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real

Similar words: serious

Definition: concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities

Usage: 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!


Synonyms: real

Definition: (of property) fixed or immovable

Usage: real property consists of land and buildings

Similar words: tangible

Definition: (of especially business assets) having physical substance and intrinsic monetary value

Usage: tangible property like real estate; tangible assets such as machinery


Synonyms: genuine, literal, actual, real

Definition: being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

Usage: her actual motive; a literal solitude like a desert- G.K.Chesterton; a genuine dilemma

Similar words: true

Definition: consistent with fact or reality; not false

Usage: 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