real life

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real life (countable and uncountable, plural real lives)

  1. Life outside of a contrived or fantastical environment; often used in comparison to events depicted in drama.
  2. A person or thing that exists in reality (vs. fictional).
    • 2011, Julia DeVillers, Jennifer Roy, Take Two:
      I knew it was just a silly quiz, but it was annoying that I couldn't even get a crush match in a magazine—or real life.
  3. (by extension, sometimes capitalized) Life outside the Internet.
  4. (by extension) Pressing day-to-day commitments.
    I kept meaning to look for a better-paying job, but real life intervened.

Derived terms[edit]


  • German: Reallife
  • Korean: 리얼라이프 (rieollaipeu)


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