More definitions of "actually":
- (adv): As a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis.
Example: "Actually, we all help clear up after a meal"; "actually, I haven't seen the film"; "I'm not all that surprised actually"; "she hasn't proved to be too satisfactory, actually"
- (adv): Used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly.
Example: "You may actually be doing the right thing by walking out"; "she actually spoke Latin"
Synonyms: in reality
- (adv): In actual fact.
Example: "To be nominally but not actually independent"; "no one actually saw the shark"; "large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt"