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From the Hungarian dictionary:

csuhás etymology {{hu-suffix}} pronunciation
  • /ˈt͡ʃuhaːʃ/
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adjective: {{hu-adj}}
  1. cowled (wearing a monk's gown)
noun: {{hu-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) shaveling, sky pilot
Synonyms: pap, szerzetes

From the English dictionary:

really etymology real + ly pronunciation
  • (UK) /ˈɹɪəli/
  • (US) /ˈɹi(ə)li/, /ˈɹɪ(ə)li/
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adverb: {{en-adv}}
  1. (modal) Actually; in fact; in reality. example"He really is a true friend." / "Really? What makes you so sure?"
  2. (informal, as an intensifier) Very (modifying an adjective); very much (modifying a verb). exampleBut ma, I really, really want to go to the show!
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, 10 , [ The Mirror and the Lamp] , “It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant. The young priests who lived here wore cassocks and birettas; their faces were fine and mild, yet really strong, like the rector's face; and in their intercourse with him and his wife they seemed to be brothers.”
    • {{RQ:Chrsty Atbgrfy}} There was also hairdressing: hairdressing, too, really was hairdressing in those times — no running a comb through it and that was that. It was curled, frizzed, waved, put in curlers overnight, waved with hot tongs;{{nb...}}.
  • Like its synonyms, really is, in practice, often used to preface an opinion, rather than a fact. (See also usage notes for actually.)
Increasingly people are recognising what's really important is having children.{{cite web|url=|title=The Sydney Morning Herald article 'When men turn clucky'|last=Marriner|first=C|date=15-01-2005|publisher=The Sydney Morning Herald|accessdate=2009-04-12}}
Synonyms: (actually) actually, in fact, indeed, truly, (colloquial, as an intensifier) so
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interjection: {{en-interj}}
  1. Indicating surprise at, or requesting confirmation of, some new information; to express skepticism. A: He won the Nobel Prize yesterday. B: Really?
  2. (colloquial, sarcastic, typically exaggerated question.) Indicating that what was just said was obvious and unnecessary; contrived incredulity A: I've just been reading Shakespeare - he's one of the best authors like, ever! B: Really.
  3. (colloquial, chiefly, US) Indicating affirmation, agreement. A: That girl talks about herself way too much. B: Really. She's a nightmare.
  4. Indicating displeasure at another person's behaviour or statement. Well, really! How rude.
Synonyms: (contrived incredulity, or in ironic / sarcastic sense) you don't say, no kidding, oh really, no really
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