Need another word that means the same as “practically”? Find 21 synonyms and 30 related words for “practically” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Practically” are: much, almost, nearly, very nearly, virtually, just about, all but, more or less, not far from, close to, in effect, as good as, to all intents and purposes, next to, essentially, basically, realistically, sensibly, reasonably, pragmatically, rationally
Practically as an Adverb
Definitions of "Practically" as an adverb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “practically” as an adverb can have the following definitions:
- For all practical purposes but not completely.
- In practical terms.
- (degree adverb used before a noun phrase) for all practical purposes but not completely.
- Almost; nearly.
- Virtually; almost.
- In a practical manner.
Synonyms of "Practically" as an adverb (21 Words)
|all but||To a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole’ is often used informally for `wholly.|
|almost||(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but.|
We re almost finished.
|as good as||To the same degree (often followed by `as.|
|basically||Used to indicate that a statement summarizes the most important aspects, or gives a roughly accurate account, of a more complex situation.|
He is basically dishonest.
|close to||In an attentive manner.|
|essentially||Used to emphasize the basic, fundamental, or intrinsic nature of a person or thing.|
The argument was essentially a technical one.
|in effect||To or toward the inside of.|
|just about||And nothing more.|
|more or less||Comparative of much; to a greater degree or extent.|
|much||To a great extent; a great deal.|
She was very much interested.
|nearly||Very close to; almost.|
The person most nearly concerned.
|next to||At the time or occasion immediately following.|
|not far from||To a considerable degree; very much.|
|pragmatically||In terms of philosophical or political pragmatism.|
They acted pragmatically in response to circumstances.
|rationally||In a sensible or logical manner.|
He was detached from the conflict and in a position to act rationally.
|realistically||In a way that is accurate and true to life.|
How well can each candidate realistically expect to do.
|reasonably||To a moderately sufficient extent or degree.|
It was assumed reasonably enough that the murder had taken place by the pond.
|sensibly||With good sense or in a reasonable or intelligent manner.|
A sensibly dressed respectable looking woman.
|to all intents and purposes||To a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole’ is often used informally for `wholly.|
|very nearly||Precisely so.|
The disease destroyed virtually all the vineyards in Orange County.
Usage Examples of "Practically" as an adverb
- The place was practically empty.
- Practically everything in Hinduism is the manifestation of a god.
- The strike lasted practically a fortnight.
- The law isn't unreasonable or practically inconvenient.
- ‘He might win,’ pointed out Emmeline practically.
Associations of "Practically" (30 Words)
|about||In rotation or succession.|
Dirty clothes lying around or about.
|almost||Slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but.|
The baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded.
|approximate||Estimate or calculate (a quantity) fairly accurately.|
Reality can be approximated by computational techniques.
|approximately||Used to show that something is almost, but not completely, accurate or exact; roughly.|
Lasted approximately an hour.
|around||All around or on all sides.|
There was no one around.
|broadly||Without regard to specific details or exceptions.|
The climate is broadly similar in the two regions.
|candidly||(used as intensives reflecting the speaker’s attitude) it is sincerely the case that.|
He candidly discussed his efforts to find employment.
|conceivable||Capable of being imagined or grasped mentally.|
In every conceivable way that action was entirely wrong.
|equidistant||At equal distances.|
The line joins together all points which are equidistant from the two axes.
|every||Each and all of the members of a group considered singly and without exception.|
Every two hours.
|few||A small elite group.|
An invalid s pleasures are few and far between.
|fractional||Constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety.|
The fractional variance in mass density per unit.
|genuinely||Genuinely with authority.|
A genuinely open society.
|honestly||It is sincerely the case that used as intensives reflecting the speaker s attitude honestly adv in an honest manner.|
In he can t get it honestly he is willing to steal it.
|impossible||(of a person) very unreasonable.|
It seemed inconceivable that the president had been unaware of what was going on.
|levity||Feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness.|
As an attempt to introduce a note of levity the words were a disastrous flop.
More than one.
Made the most money he could.
|near||At or to a short distance away nearby.|
The near or nigh horse is the one on the left.
The person most nearly concerned.
|proximate||Nearly accurate approximate.|
Interest in proximate rather than ultimate goals.
|really||Used as intensifiers real is sometimes used informally for really rattling is informal.|
A really enjoyable evening.
|roughly||With roughness or violence rough is an informal variant for roughly.|
The man picked me up roughly.
|some||To some extent quite a lot.|
|surprising||Causing surprise or wonder or amazement.|
She earned a surprising amount of money.
|thereabout||Near that place.|
He stayed in London or thereabouts for several weeks.
Lives of almost unimaginable deprivation.
|unthinkable||Incapable of being conceived or considered.|
It was unthinkable that John could be dead.
|virtually||By means of virtual reality techniques.|
The college became virtually bankrupt.