Antonyms for reality


Grammar : Noun
Spell : ree-al-i-tee
Phonetic Transcription : riˈæl ɪ ti


Définition reality

Origin :
  • 1540s, "quality of being real," from French réalité and directly Medieval Latin realitatem (nominative realitas), from Late Latin realis (see real (adj.)). Meaning "real existence, all that is real" is from 1640s; that of "the real state (of something)" is from 1680s. Sometimes 17c.-18c. also meaning "sincerity." Reality-based attested from 1960. Reality television from 1991.
  • noun facts of existence
Example sentences :
  • The fable is fanciful and pleasing in itself; but will it not hereafter be believed as reality?
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • They all admired and respected her, and nobody doubted the reality of her adventures.
  • Extract from : « Harriet, The Moses of Her People » by Sarah H. Bradford
  • Yet when we do make them come true, we find the vision sweeter than the reality.
  • Extract from : « Ballads of a Bohemian » by Robert W. Service
  • The object so meritorious, who can doubt the reality of his professions?
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Now Vavasor was in reality not a little disgusted at what he beheld.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • But how much nearer to him in reality was the child when awake and about the house?
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • It was like a terrible dream, only with the assurance of reality in it.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • The reality of the resurrection is established beyond all doubt.
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump
  • And she was so human, so full of life, so ignorant, and withal so pure in reality.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • In reality they were jealous of each other with an inconceivable intensity.
  • Extract from : « Camps, Quarters and Casual Places » by Archibald Forbes

Synonyms for reality

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