Actual and Factual


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Actual adjective – Existing in fact and not merely as a possibility.
Usage example: the actual outcome of the election was quite different from what everybody had expected

Factual is a synonym for actual in property topic. In some cases you can use "Factual" instead the word "Actual" as an adjective or an adverb, when it comes to topics like true, accurate, real, existing. popular alternative
Nearby Words: actualize, actually, actuality, actuation, actualization
Synonyms for Actual


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Factual adjective – Restricted to or based on fact.
Usage example: a factual biography of George Washington that scoffs at the story about the cherry tree

Actual is a synonym for factual in property topic. You can use "Actual" instead the word "Factual" as an adjective or an adverb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as true, accurate, real, authentic. popular alternative
Nearby Words: fact, factually
Synonyms for Factual

Things that words describes

name actual name factual name
point actual point factual point
god actual god factual god
show actual show factual show
Other nouns: level, book, evidence.

Both words in one sentence

  • Belief Makes You Stupid Explored also in the two-parter Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit, when the Doctor confronts what may or may not be the original, actual, factual, Devil.
  • Oscar Bait Following the film, the actual Bob Lamonta at the awards lists everything that wasn't factual, revealing the whole film was made up.
    Source: Oscar Bait
  • In essence, actual history has been erased in the public consciousness by an assumption that JFK was entirely factual.
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