Really vs. Absolutely
Really and Absolutely Definitions
In actual truth or fact
There isn't really a lake there.
It's just a mirage.
Without qualification or restriction; completely
The substance was absolutely pure.
To a great degree; very much
I would really like to meet your sister.
Used as an intensive
I absolutely love that restaurant. That's absolutely ridiculous.
That was a really enjoyable evening.
As you say. Used to indicate agreement.
Without a doubt; indeed
Really, I don't want more dessert.
In a manner that does not take an object.
Used to express surprise, skepticism, displeasure, or interest
"I've been reading her diary." "Really?".
In an absolute relationship.
(literal) In a way or manner that is real, not unreal.
In an absolute or unconditional manner; utterly, positively, wholly.
(modal) Actually; in fact; in reality.
"He really is a true friend." / "Really? What makes you so sure?"
Independently; viewed without relation to other things or factors.
Very (modifying an adjective); very much (modifying a verb).
But ma, I really, really want to go to the show!
(grammar) In a manner that does not take an object.
Indicating surprise at, or requesting confirmation of, some new information; to express skepticism.
A: He won the Nobel Prize yesterday.
Yes; certainly; expression indicating strong agreement.
Indicating that what was just said was obvious and unnecessary; contrived incredulity
A: I've just been reading Shakespeare - he's one of the best authors like, ever!
In an absolute, independent, or unconditional manner; wholly; positively.
Indicating affirmation, agreement.
A: That girl talks about herself way too much.
B: Really. She's a nightmare.
Completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers;
An absolutely magnificent painting
A perfectly idiotic idea
You're perfectly right
You can be dead sure of my innocence
Was dead tired
Indicating displeasure at another person's behaviour or statement.
Well, really! How rude.
Totally and definitely; without question;
We are absolutely opposed to the idea
He forced himself to lie absolutely still
Iron is absolutely necessary
In a real manner; with or in reality; actually; in truth.
Whose anger is really but a short fit of madness.
Why, really, sixty-five is somewhat old.
In accordance with truth or fact or reality;
She was now truly American
A genuinely open society
They don't really listen to us
In actual fact;
To be nominally but not actually independent
No one actually saw the shark
Large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt
In fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers);
In truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire
Really, you shouldn't have done it
A truly awful book
Used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal;
She was very gifted
He played very well
A really enjoyable evening
I'm real sorry about it
A rattling good yarn