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Definition 1: the quality possessed by something that is real - [noun denoting attribute]

(reality is a kind of ...) the quality of being physical; consisting of matter

Definition 2: all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where reality or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his world was shattered
  • we live in different worlds
  • for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were

Synonyms for reality in the sense of this definition

(reality is a kind of ...) the content of direct observation or participation in an event

"he had a religious experience" "he recalled the experience vividly"

(... is a kind of reality ) the practical world as opposed to the academic world

"a good consultant must have a lot of experience in the real world"

Definition 3: the state of being actual or real - [noun denoting state]

Samples where reality or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

Synonyms for reality in the sense of this definition

(reality is a kind of ...) the state of actually existing objectively

"a hope that progressed from possibility to actuality"

(... is a kind of reality ) an event known to have happened or something known to have existed

"your fears have no basis in fact" "how much of the story is fact and how much fiction is hard to tell"

(... are attributes of reality) 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!"

(... are attributes of reality) lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria

"ghosts and other unreal entities" "unreal propaganda serving as news"

Definition 4: the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be - [noun denoting state]

Samples where reality or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • businessmen have to face harsh realities

(reality is a kind of ...) the state of actually existing objectively

"a hope that progressed from possibility to actuality"

(... is a kind of reality ) the state of having in fact existed in the past

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