Synonyms for actual

Synonyms for (adjective) actual

Synonyms: actual, existent

Definition: presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible

Usage: the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different; actual and imagined conditions

Similar words: effective

Definition: existing in fact; not theoretical; real

Usage: a decline in the effective demand; confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done


Synonyms: actual

Definition: being or existing at the present moment

Usage: the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West

Similar words: current

Definition: occurring in or belonging to the present time

Usage: current events; the current topic; current negotiations; current psychoanalytic theories; the ship's current position


Synonyms: actual

Definition: taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated

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

Similar words: 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


Synonyms: 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: 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


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