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noun reality pronunciation in American English /riˈæləti/
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pluralrealities
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the real character or nature of things, not what you imagine or think is possible
    He is no longer able to differentiate between fantasy and reality.
    a distorted sense of reality
    face (up to)/accept reality: What she had to do, finally, was face reality.
    bear no relation to reality (=be not at all like the real situation): Her version of events bore absolutely no relation to reality.
    lose touch with reality: This is a man who has lost touch with reality.
  2. 2
    [countable] a fact, event, or situation as it really exists
    reality of: the grim realities of war
    become a reality: After years of hard work, his dream has become a nightmare.
    out of touch with the reality/realities of something (=not realizing what something is really like): Our politicians are completely out of touch with the realities of the situation.

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