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English noun: reality

1. reality (cognition) all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you


SamplesHis world was shattered.
We live in different worlds.
For them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were.


Synonymsworld


Broader (hypernym)experience


Narrower (hyponym)real life, real world

2. reality (state) the state of being actual or real


SamplesThe reality of his situation slowly dawned on him.


Synonymsrealism, realness


Broader (hypernym)actuality


Narrower (hyponym)fact


Attributeexistent, real, unreal


Antonymsirreality, unreality

3. reality (state) the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be


SamplesBusinessmen have to face harsh realities.


Broader (hypernym)actuality


Narrower (hyponym)historicalness

4. reality (attribute) the quality possessed by something that is real


Broader (hypernym)corporality, corporeality, materiality, physicalness


Antonymsunreality









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