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Definition of actual

"actual" in the adjective sense

1. actual, existent

presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible

"the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"

"actual and imagined conditions"

2. actual

taking place in reality not pretended or imitated

"we saw the actual wedding on television"

"filmed the actual beating"

3. actual, genuine, literal, real

being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something

"her actual motive"

"a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton

"a genuine dilemma"

4. actual, factual

existing in act or fact

"rocks and trees...the actual world"

"actual heroism"

"the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced"

5. actual

being or existing at the present moment

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

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Quotations for actual

The actual well seen is the ideal. [ Carlyle ]

It is our actual work which determines our value. [ George Bancroft ]

Liberty has no actual rights which are not grafted upon justice. [ Mme. Swetchine ]

It is the unseen and spiritual in man that determines the outward and actual. [ Carlyle ]

The castle which Conservatism is set to defend is the actual state of things, good and bad. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

Every life has its actual blanks, which the ideal must fill up, or which else remain bare and profitless forever. [ Julia Ward Howe ]

The art of using moderate abilities to advantage wins praise, and often acquires more reputation than actual brilliancy. [ La Rochefoucauld ]

Among those evils which befall us, there are many which have been more painful to us in the prospect than by their actual pressure. [ Addison ]

The only true and firm friendship is that between man and woman, because it is the only affection exempt from actual or possible rivalry. [ A. Comte ]

In the actual condition of medical science, the physician mostly plays but the part of simple spectator of the sad episodes which his profession furnishes him. [ Magendie ]

That youthful fervor, which is sometimes called enthusiasm, but which is a heat of imagination subsequently discovered to be inconsistent with the experience of actual life. [ Beaconsfield ]

A man may with more impunity be guilty of an actual breach, either of real good breeding or good morals, than appear ignorant of the most minute points of fashionable etiquette. [ Sir Walter Scott ]

The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it: but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time. [ Burke ]

The power of painter or poet to describe rightly what he calls an ideal thing depends upon its being to him not an ideal, but a real thing. No man ever did or ever will work well but either from actual sight or sight of faith. [ Ruskin ]

Why has the beneficent Creator scattered over the face of the earth such a profusion of beautiful flowers? Why is it that every landscape has its appropriate flowers, every nation its national flowers, every rural home its home flowers? Why do flowers enter and shed their perfume over every scene of life, from the cradle to the grave? Why are flowers made to utter all voices of joy and sorrow in all varying scenes? It is that flowers have in themselves a real and natural significance; they have a positive relation to man; they correspond to actual emotions; they have their mission - a mission of love and mercy; they have their language, and from the remotest ages this language has found its interpreters. [ Henrietta Dumont ]

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actual in Scrabble®

The word actual is playable in Scrabble®, no blanks required.

Scrabble® Letter Score: 8

Highest Scoring Scrabble® Play In The Letters actual:

ACTUAL
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All Scrabble® Plays For The Word actual

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actual in Words With Friends™

The word actual is playable in Words With Friends™, no blanks required.

Words With Friends™ Letter Score: 11

Highest Scoring Words With Friends™ Plays In The Letters actual:

ACTUAL
(57)
ACTUAL
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Words within the letters of actual

2 letter words in actual (4 words)

3 letter words in actual (4 words)

4 letter words in actual (3 words)

6 letter words in actual (1 word)

actual + 1 blank (3 words)

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