Actual is an adjective meaning 'true', 'real' and 'the thing in itself'. Real and not merely possible or imagined, not false or apparent. The adjective honest is perfect for describing someone who tells the truth. If you're always honest, it means you're truthful and sincere no matter what. Original definition, belonging or pertaining to the origin or beginning of something, or to a thing at its beginning. Originality is the quality of novelty or newness in created works. Authentic: not false or copied; genuine; real: an authentic antique. having an origin supported by unquestionable evidence; authenticated; verified: an authentic document of the Middle Ages; an authentic work of the old master. Authenticity examples, authentic person. True: being in accordance with the actual state or conditions; conforming to reality or fact; not false: a true story. real; genuine; authentic: true gold; true feelings. sincere; not deceitful: a true interest in someone's welfare. If something is true, it is based on facts rather than being invented or imagined, and is accurate and reliable. Everything I had heard about him was true. You use true to emphasize that a person or thing is sincere or genuine, often in contrast to something that is pretended or hidden. Loyal, faithful, true-hearted, devoted, dedicated, staunch, true-blue, constant, unswerving, unwavering, trustworthy, trusty, reliable, dependable, firm, steady, dutiful, supportive. Genuine: possessing the claimed or attributed character, quality, or origin; not counterfeit; authentic; real: genuine sympathy; a genuine antique. properly so called: a genuine case of smallpox. Free from pretense, affectation, or hypocrisy; sincere: a genuine person. sincere, honest, truthful, unhypocritical, meaning what one says, straightforward, direct, frank, candid, open. artless, natural, unaffected, guileless, ingenuous. informal straight, upfront, on the level.